Holy Week (Photo credit – www.mmspress.com.mx)
Year after year, thousands of Catholics celebrate Holy Week, which begins after Ash Wednesday. Starting from that day, every Friday is considered holy and every Catholic person abstains from eating meat – particularly red meat, like that of cow and pig, for example. Some people say that chicken also falls into the category of red meat and that fish or any other seafood is the only thing that can be eaten on Fridays during Lent.
But many people wonder how this tradition started, where eating red meat is prohibited and one can only eat seafood. “Otro stylo para cocinar” (Another Style of Cooking) talks about this subject.