Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia, about 86% of its population belongs to Roman Catholicism.
Lent is a season of repentance, prayer, and fasting. All of this is for what the Lord has done for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him.
The season is starts on Ash Wednesday. The ashes on the forehead symbolize that we are made of dust by God. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It also signifies penance, reflection, and fasting.
Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem.
Palm branches symbolize peace and victory.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.