[dropcap letter=”W”]e Filipinos love our superstitions almost as much as we love patis and calamansi with our tinola. We’ve collected the following folk Catholic beliefs to help guide you through Holy Week.
Via pbase.comMt. Banahaw is an active volcano between Laguna and Quezon that pilgrims believe is a sacred site. Folks believe that if you get lost in this area during a visit or a hike on Holy Week, you won’t be found or find your way until Easter Sunday. You probably should pack for four or five days just in case?
Via shawnaleeann.comSome Filipino Catholics believe that it’s bad luck to move into a new house on Black Friday and Black Saturday. The idea is that because Jesus hasn’t resurrected yet, you could bring bad spirits and bad luck with you into your new home.
Have any weird Holy Week superstitions you’d like to share? Tell us about them in the comments!