Due to the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 several annual activities have either been postponed indefinitely or outright cancelled. Here in the Municipality of Castillejos the Farmers’ Week and Suman Ibos Festival didn’t push through their scheduled dates in March as both events tend to attract large gatherings. The observation of this year’s holy week from April 5 to April 11 would be no different as the ECQ remains in effect until, as of this writing, April 14.
Activities such as the reenactment of the Passion of Christ, flogging, crucifixion, carrying of the cross, and other religious traditions held during this period have been prohibited while limitations have been set for masses and blessings administered by the catholic church. The Municipality of Castillejos have released several notices regarding this year’s holy week and can be read on the posts below: