Black Saturday or Holy Saturday is the only Saturday of the Holy Week and is considered to be the last day of Holy Week. It is followed by the great celebration of Easter Sunday. Black Saturday marks the day when Jesus Christ is dead after being crucified on Good Friday. This day symbolizes the day when Jesus Christ lies in his tomb. Black Saturday is an important day in the holy week and is celebrated by Christians and Catholics in the Philippines. Black Saturday 2019 is on April 20, 2019. If you want to know more about this day especially since Philippine Holidays 2019 is coming up, then continue reading below.
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How to Celebrate Black Saturday?
Black Saturday is usually considered as a day of mourning because Jesus Christ lies in his tomb after his crucifixion. Most Christians and Catholics celebrate this day by holding prayer vigils. Different kinds of prayers are chanted for Jesus Christ. Apart from the prayers, some people continue to celebrate by holding plays about Jesus’ death. The Stations of the Cross are also on display to remind people how Jesus Christ sacrificed himself and died on the hands of humans to save them.
Other people observe Black Saturday by fasting – which is also an act of mourning. Some people also fast to prepare for the upcoming Easter Sunday wherein feasts are usually held. There are also people who do Visita Iglesias wherein they travel around the country to visit various symbolic and historic churches where they also pray.
Some find it better to celebrate in a joyous way. Most people take advantage of the long holidays to go on vacation with their friends and families. However, these people do not forget the essence of the holy week and so they don’t forget to pray.
Some Black Saturday Quotes and Messages
- On Holy Saturday I do my best to live in that place, that wax-crayon place of trust and waiting. Of accepting what I cannot know. Of mourning what needs to be mourned. Of accepting what needs to be accepted. Of hoping for what seems impossible.”
- “To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.”
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- May Lord bless you on this auspicious day of Black Saturday, and May it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success, and happiness.
- The clock ticks slowly on Holy Saturday, pressing reactionaries beyond their capacities. It was a day fashioned for hand wringing
And that is all you need to know about Black Saturday 2019 in the Philippines. May you celebrate the day with all the joy you have while remembering the reason – Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for us. May you also celebrate all the upcoming Philippine Holidays 2019 in the best way possible.