Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday and EDSA

Today, majority of the Filipinos will be celebrating two events:

Religious side - Ash Wednesday is remembered by Catholics, marks the start of the Lenten Season. This is where the priest will be marking the foreheads of each Catholic believer during the mass and acknowledge the teachings of Church. This also means that fasting and abstinence is observed till Easter Sunday (marks the end of Lent).

Political side - Today marks the 23rd anniversary of EDSA I where Filipinos were recognized all over the world through it's peaceful way of attaining freedom from Marcos reign. It's also called "People Power Revolution" since no weapons or any act of violence were used to protect the essence of independence of our country. Looking back, indeed it was a significant occurrence in our history.

Photo Credits: Cathedral Stewardship and Geocities

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