The Filipino word Marso comes from the Spanish word marzo.
Happy Easter Sunday!
The Tagalog word Pebrero comes from the Spanish febrero.
Mga Araw ng Linggo / Days of the Week
The Tagalog word linggo means both “week” and “Sunday” — in the latter case, it is written capitalized.
Use sa to say ‘on’ a certain day.
The Tagalog word maganda means ‘beautiful’ but it is used as the equivalent of the English ‘good’ in greetings. It is common for Filipinos to greet each other with the phrase “Beautiful Day!”
Beautiful day ~
In San Fernando, Pampanga, and also in a few other towns in the Philippines, Christ’s crucifixion is reenacted, with volunteers happy to have themselves actually nailed to a cross.
Kwaresma / Kuwaresma
= Mahal na Araw
Domingo de Ramos
Linggo ng Palaspas
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