It is a family tradition to spend the Holy Week at our hometown in Quezon. Last year, I wrote about our Visita Iglesia. Unfortunately, we were too tired from our early morning travel to Quezon that we spent most of the afternoon and early evening of Maundy Thursday sleeping! Thus, sadly we weren't able to do Visita Iglesia this year.
Anyway, we were still able to join the procession on Good Friday. My little C walked most of the way! :-) I don't know how long the route was, but the hoards of people reminded me of our New Year's Eve in Hong Kong.
We had dinner at Buddy's, famous for its Chami and Miki-Bihon pancit varieties. :-)
Saturday was spent with relatives at our annual family reunion. The different families came in color-coded shirts: blue, blue-green, pink, green, and orange (not shown in picture).
The kids especially enjoyed the fun games!
Then we celebrated Easter Sunday with a sumptuous lunch at Palaisdaan. When in Quezon, it is a must to try this restaurant located in the town of Tayabas. You get to experience eating delicious Filipino dishes on floating cabanas ("kubo"), with a feeling of being in the farm as you are surrounded with plantations, fishes, and carabaos.
Pritong Hito, Ginataang Tilapia, Bulalo, Inihaw na Spareribs, Ginataang Suso
Fresh buko juice perfect for the hot day!
Pilipit for dessert! yum!
In the afternoon, we had Easter Mass at Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon. It's a famous destination for pilgrims especially during the Lenten Season. In fact, according to news, this year's visitors to Kamay ni Hesus Shrine reached 1.5 million people! I have been here a few times, but each time always feels like the first. I will tell you more about our Kamay ni Hesus visit in my next posts. For now, I leave you with this photo I took at the Shrine. Happy Easter! :-)