Holy Week 2023 in the Philippines: Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter. The holy week always starts on -Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. Here are the dates of Holy Week in 2023: Sunday, 2nd April 2023 – Saturday, 8th April 2023. And, Easter is on Sunday, 9 April 2023.
Also called -Great and Holy Week, or Passion Week- Holy Week in the Christian year is the week preceding Easter.
Holy Week has 5 days of special significance and meanings. Holy week starts on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter day, until Holy Saturday -Black Saturday.
However, it doesn’t include Easter Sunday. The day commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion and death, Good Friday, has been celebrated since 100 A.D. as a day of fasting?
This means that Christians all around the world have celebrated Holy Week and observed different services and events during the week for over 1,900 years.
Holy Week 2023 in Philippines
Sunday, 2nd April 2023 – Saturday, 8th April 2023. And, Easter is on Sunday, 9 April 2023.
Dates for Holy Week 2023 Philippines:
Sunday, April 2nd – Saturday, April 8th 2023. Easter is on Sunday, April 9th.
|Important Dates of Lent||Brief Overview of Significance||2023 Dates|
|Palm Sunday||Celebrates Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem||April 2, 2023|
|Holy Week||The week leading up to Easter||April 2 – April 8, 2023|
|Maundy Thursday||The Commemorates the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.||April 6, 2023|
|Good Friday||ThCommemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.||April 7, 2023|
|Holy Saturday||Commemorates Jesus’ body resting in the tomb.||April 8, 2023|
|Easter Sunday||Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and his victory over death.||April 9, 2023|
HOLY WEEK TIMELINE
Jesus is sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect in the province of Judea from 26 to 36 A.D.
Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem is destroyed as was foretold by Jesus before His death.
The Gallic woman, Egeria, pens what is regarded as the first recording of Holy Week observances while she makes a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The Vatican reestablishes Easter Vigil as an important Holy Week service.
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