5 Things to do this Lenten Season

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As the Lenten Season approaches, many of us are eagerly anticipating a break from our busy schedules and work commitments. A significant time for Filipinos, Holy Week offers a chance to reflect on the Passion of Christ and to engage in time-honored traditions that span centuries.

It also provides an opportunity to pause, rejuvenate, and reconnect with ourselves after weeks, or even months of tireless work.

If you’re still undecided on how to spend this long weekend, here are five things you can do:

Travel and Explore New Destinations


Take advantage of this break to visit new places. Whether it’s a distant getaway or a hidden gem nearby, stepping out of your usual surroundings can provide a refreshing change of pace. 

Explore quaint cafes and charming shops in your local town, take a leisurely drive to unwind and clear your mind, or explore the neighboring provinces and see new destinations to add to your list for your recommendations.

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A little time away from home without the pressure of work hanging over your head won’t hurt, and in some cases, might be exactly what you need. 

Visit Magnificent Churches


One of the biggest Catholic nations in the region, it comes as no surprise that the country boasts a magnificent array of heritage churches dotted throughout the country that are begging to be visited. 

Take a quick drive to nearby provinces or take advantage of the many cheap flights to local destinations at this time of year and visit the beautifully preserved churches found dotted around the country.

If long traveling is not your cup of tea, visit nearby heritage churches dotted throughout the metro. Just make sure to remember that during the Holy Week, these places are likely to be filled to the brim. Plan accordingly so you can make the most of this spiritual journey.

Embrace Outdoor Activities


If you’ve been yearning for outdoor adventures like hiking or nature walks, now is the perfect time to indulge. 

Escape the urban hustle and bustle by exploring nearby natural spots or taking a short trip to the countryside. Breathe in the fresh air and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. You can also take a longer trip and explore the many beaches and seaside destinations around the country. Cool off, catch a wave, take advantage of the summer weather, and immerse yourself in the relaxing seaside atmosphere and fun activities.

Enjoy Quality Time with Family


For those who’d prefer to rest and relax, Holy Week is an ideal opportunity to bond with family members. Share meals, engage in meaningful conversations, or unwind at home.  

You can also book a hotel room for a family getaway. Cherish these moments of togetherness with the people you care for the most and create lasting memories. 

It might come as a surprise for others but you don’t really have to spend much to unwind, just make sure to check the latest promos available and you’ll be surprised by how much you can save. To make it easier for you, check out our ongoing promos for dining, travel promos and more! 

Engage in Personal Reflection


Amidst the holiday activities, set aside time for personal reflection and introspection. Whether through prayer, meditation, or journaling, use this time to reconnect with your faith, values, and personal goals. 

As Holy Week unfolds, let it be a time of spiritual renewal, relaxation, and meaningful experiences that enrich your mind, body, and soul. Wishing you a blessed and fulfilling Holy Week ahead.

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