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[Ambassador report] [Free report] Holy Week and environment

by Claudia Marin | 02-04-2021 05:14 Comments 3 recommendations 0



From my experience, holy week not only means remaining Jesus’s death and sacrifice for humanity but also customs and traditions. This celebration has become an international event and for Peruvians, at least, it implies different things for the four days of Holy Week. In the first day, people buy special plants, the same ones mentioned in the Holy Bible when Jesus entered Jerusalem for the first time and everyone was thrilled because they thought he was going to be the new king as stated in predictions. The next day, people commemorate the last dinner that Jesus had with his disciples and during this night, some people eat bread without yeast and wine grape and some others eat fish every single day and night that Holy Week lasts. Other people even recreate the scene when Jesus washes the feet of each of his disciples. I must say that this last religious ritual is part of the Holy Week celebration in my religion of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. For Saturday, people simply rest for the whole day because it remains Jesus’s death and peace must be hold everywhere. Finally, Sunday is the day of glory because Jesus came alive again and showed his power towards death this way.


The connection I’m able to see through this celebration with environment is the fact that people try to consume vegetables, fish instead of chicken or pork and some people even fast these days because our body belongs to God and it must be sacred, at least, for this important commemoration. There aren’t many movements in the downtown and city like a normal day because in some countries, this whole week is considered holiday and everyone rests from work or school. This is not only an opportunity for people to rest but also for nature because it helps environment and ecosystems to recover even though it’s only for four days. A good thing about this event is that it’s celebrated annually so that it allows earth to breathe and feel the reduction of human activity. There are many other relevant dates that are connected to this fact but it’s worth mentioning that we are in the month of April and that this celebration doesn’t go unnoticed neither for humans nor for the earth.

3 Comments

Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Hi Claudia,

    This is your mentor Debbie. :)

    Thanks for sharing with us about the Holy week. I knew about it but never looked at it from an environmental point of view. But after reading your report, I see how taking a rest might be an environmental-friendly action. Also, not consuming meat would also help the environment as well.

    Green Cheers,

    Debbie
    Posted 09-04-2021 11:48

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Hi Claudia,

    This is your mentor Yuseon:D

    Thank you for sharing your information regarding Holy Week and how it is related to the environment. Your explanation of the four days of the week were enough for me to picture how the week was spent. In overall, I think it is most related to 'food and environment'. Eating healthy without meat would certainly help reduce harmful emissions. Also, the last two days are spent static, it would be a good opportunity for the nature to have rest.

    Thanks for sharing your cool insights. I'll be looking forward to your next report as well!

    Yuseon


    Posted 09-04-2021 09:50

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hey Claudia Marin,
    Its me Sandhya from Nepal,
    I do hope you are fine there and doing great with your works,
    Thanks for sharing such an insightful report. I had never known this mythology and i really like how this four day is important for the environment,
    Keep writing such an informative reports in coming days too,
    We are eager to read much more from you,

    Yours,
    Sandhya
    Posted 06-04-2021 13:25

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