Holy Week? What's That?

In major Christian countries like the Philippines, Holy week starts today, the Sunday before Easter. What do people usually do around this time and how significant is the photo below to people who take the holy week at heart?

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This spring article has been posted on behalf of our very own Boston girl, Mary who loves Rhubarb and is trying to catch up with the gardening styles of Germany. This beautiful face on the right claims she has Hulk hands. She explains why below.

Pinterest told me that I could be a champion gardener. I simply needed a vintage-looking shovel, red polka dot apron, wobbly straw hat, and soon all of Instagram would seethe in jealously over my horticultural prowess.

Two hours, a pair of ripped jeans and one bloody forearm later, I threw in both the towel and apron. I didn't have a green thumb, I had Hulk hands, and they had just brutally strangled all known life-forms from my fantasy flower oasis. Pinterest, you are a dirty little liar.
book_bookmark.png Today, April 2, is International Children's Books Day. For Locanto, this is a very important event because we believe in investing on our childrens' future through books. We are sharing some of our top children's book picks all over the world that are currently available on Locanto:
LocSing.png In this day and age of high consumerism, classifieds sites like Locanto Singapore are a big help to regular people who want to get the best items at significantly lower prices. How? By buying second-hand items or used stuff being sold in your local community. Keeping up with trends is now made easier for wise buyers.

An item doesn't have to be brand new to be appreciated. By selling your pre-owned, pre-loved items on Locanto, you earn extra money. This enables you to buy other items you dream of owning. You can even swap items with people in your community.
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South Africa, located at the southern tip of the continent, is not only a major tourist destination but has also turned into a major expat hub in recent years. It's usually the beautiful landscape and the great weather that draws people from all over the world towards the rainbow nation. However, finding work in South Africa and securing a work permit can be quite a challenge.
There was a time when every one of us was rummaging the newspapers to find a job, to look for a used car, to find a babysitter, or sell an old book collection. Times have changed: People read less printed newspapers and spend more time on the Internet. This is of course, especially important for the classifieds business.
On Ash Wednesday, Catholics get a small cross painted on their forehead by the priest to symbolize repentance before God. For many people, Ash Wednesday is simply the day after Carnival celebrations. For some more, this means curing the hangover. Fotolia_28730301_S_copyright.jpg
While Carnival is very popular in some regions of Central Europe, the French can be blamed for its spread in the anglophone world. Especially in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mardi Gras is a common tradition that will be celebrated this year on March 4th.
Have you followed the Oscars ceremony yesterday? This was the 86th time Oscar statues were given out to the best of the best of the movie industry. Let's test your Oscars knowledge. Did you know that...
As the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ends, we at Locanto are super amazed at how much emphasis social media drove into this topic. We watched the "happenings" unfold from February 7 up until today. Hashtags of different sorts were born and immediately abused such as #sochiproblems #sochi2014, #sochi and stole the limelight from the actual medal counts and the athletes. We are not going to deny it. We are totally entertained by it. Our followers loved the reshares and our own comments across Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. We still have a few favorites that we weren't able to share, so here they are. Have fun!

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