7107 Islands’ Fiesta| Moriones Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

Moriones Festival is an annual religious festival held during Holy Week (starting Palm Sunday up to Easter Sunday) in my home province- Marinduque. The festival re-enacts the seven-day search for  Longinus. Men and women wearing mask and costumes replicating the looks of a Roman Centurion are called Moriones/Morions. They usually roams in the streets searching for Longinus, and  also serve as their way of "Panata"(devotion) or "Pagpapahirap sa Sarili"(penitence)Moriones came from the  Spanish root-word  morion which means mask. 

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The highlight and final event of the festival is the Pugutan- a theater presentation featuring the story of Longinus - Roman centurion who was blind in one eye, was one of the soldiers present at Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. When Longinus plunged his lance into the side of Christ to check if He was dead, a drop of Christ's blood splashed onto his blind eye and its sight was restored. Later, according to some versions of the legend, Longinus was also one of the guards at Christ's tomb, and was a witness to the Resurrection. These miracles impelled him to convert to Christianity, earning the ire of the authorities and leading to his arrest and execution.

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Marinduque Province is composed of six (6) towns namely Mogpog, Sta. Cruz, Torrijos, Buenavista, Gasan, and Boac (the capital town). Take note that each town celebrates Moriones Festival; meaning festival can be watched in every town of the province.

Below is the confirmed festival schedule of activities in the Capital Town of the Province.

Moriones  Festival 2013  SCHEDULE  OF ACTIVITIES 
Boac, Marinduque

MARCH 24, 2013 - PALM SUNDAY
5:00 am - Holy Mass
6:30 am - Holy Mass
7:00 am - Blessing of Palms
             - Hosanahan & Procession (a celebration of Christs Entry to Jerusalem)
8:00 am - Holy Mass
3:00 pm - Holy Mass
4:00 pm - General Station of the Cross

MARCH 25, 2013 - HOLY MONDAY
5:30 am - Holy Mass
7:00 am - Participation in the GRAND PARADE
8:00 am - Pilgrimage
              - Registration of all Morions
10:00 am-Opening of LEGIONS PHOTO EXHIBIT
10:00 am-Opening of the Marinduque Moriones Festival Trade Expo
3:00 pm  - Moriones Parade Around the town
6:30 pm - Morions Torch Parade (MISTAH)
7:00 pm - mass & Installation of New MISTAH Members

MARCH 26, 2013 - HOLY TUESDAY
4:00 am - Pagbasa ng Pasyon sa mga Barangay ng Boac
5:30 am - Holy Mass
7:00 am - Pagbasa ng Pasyon
8:00 am - Registration of Morions
            - Visita Iglesia to 7 Parachial Churches in the Province
9:00 am - Morion Parade
4:00 pm - Morion Parade

MARCH 27, 2013 - HOLY WEDNESDAY
5:30 am - Holy Mass
8;00 am - Participation in the GRAND PARADE
            - Community Parade of Costumes
10:00 am- Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
3:00 pm - Sacrament of Confession
            - Morion Parade
4:00 pm - Holy Mass
5:00 pm - Religious Procession
7:00 pm - SENAKULO

MARCH 28, 2013 - MAUNDY THURSDAY
5:00 am - Holy Mass
8:00 am - Chrism Mass
            - Morion Parade
            - Battle of the Morions
10:00 am-Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
3:00 pm - Morion Parade
5:00 pm - Celebration of the Last Supper & Washing of Apostles Feet
6:00 pm - Start of Vigil at the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 pm - SENAKULO (The Last Supper)

MARCH 29, 2013 - GOOD FRIDAY
9:00 am - Via Crucis (Way of the Cross Re-Enacted along the street of Boac)
10:00 am-Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
1:00 pm -The Seven last Words
3:00 pm - Celebration of the Passion of Christ
4:00 pm - Veneration of the Holy Cross
5:00 pm - Religious Procession

MARCH 30, 2013 - BLACK SATURDAY
8:00 am - Survival KAbugsakan
9:00 am - Morion Parade
10:00 am-Maskara Mo, Kulayan Mo
3:00 pm - Morion Parade ( All Morion Groups)
7:00 pm - SENAKULO (The Beheading of Longhinus)
8:00 pm - Torch Parade
9:00 pm - Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ
            -  Blessing of Fire and Bonfire

MARCH 31, 2013 - EASTER SUNDAY
4:00 am - SALUBONG ( ritual and dance celebrating the appearance of the Risen Christ before the Blessed Mother
5:00 am - Holy Mass
6:30 am - Holy Mass
8:00 am - Holy Mass
9:00 am - CHASE OF LONGHINUS (Day Version) and Morion Parade
10:00 am- PUGUTAN SA ARAW NG LINGGO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY

HOW TO GET THERE
Visit http://www.marinduque.gov.ph/travelbasic.html for detailed travel guide going to Marinduque Province.

History Reference: wikipedia.org
Photographs Courtesy of my BNHS classmate: Ms. Tisay Mataac





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40 comments:

  1. ang tyaga mo maglagay ng schedule of activities :) .... taga marinduque ka pala ... pede mo ba ako samahan sa bellarocca ... heeheheh diba dun un?

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  2. Yap I'm from the heart of the Philippines :) sure Kulapitot :) basta sagot mo'ko :) Thanks for dropping here

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  3. Indeed Bro Francis :) You should also see and experience Moriones :)

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  4. Kung pupunta ako dito, sana nandyan si Traveling Morion. :-).

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  5. hahaha sure sir Bonz :) tagal ko na hindi nakakauwi :)

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  6. Now I get how you are the traveling Morion. I would want to watch the Moriones Festival. I was able to pass by Marinduque going to Bellarocca.

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  7. Thanks for posting the schedule of Moriones Festival, I'm sure you will be able to help a lot of people with this information.

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  8. I would love to experience the famed Moriones Festival but I don't know about the place much and I don't have relatives/friends there. Do you have any suggestions or where to stay if our only intention is to pass the Holy Week feasting for this?

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  9. i am still amaze how colourful philippine's festival is…. i would be happy to at least just one of them! xx

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  10. When I was a kid, i was scared seeing this stuff on TV. But now, I am wishing I will be able to witness this kind of spectacle.

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  11. Ang sarap siguro na panoorin ang theatrical presentation ng buhay ni Longinus. Bro, baka pwede i-treat mo ako sa province mo..

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  12. thanks for the list of activities. gave me an idea if ever i decide to push through with my trip

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  13. WOW! I doubt if you miss any time in this up-coming festival. Your schedule is very detailed.

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  14. Never been to this festival, Planning to make it this year.. Thanks for the detailed schedule....

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  15. never seen the actual celebration... i bet it's a colorful one. Yahweh bless.

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  16. Malapit na pala ang Semana Santa. Ito ang panahon na maraming event sa Pinas. Moriones is one them and that is what I want to see.

    Ayon sa nabasa ko, si Longinus daw yung sundalo na nagsabi na "Siya nga ang anak Diyos" habang nakabayubay si Jesus sa krus.

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  17. Tagal ko nang gusto pumunta dito to experience this.

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  18. That is one heck of list of activities you got there. This will be very helpful for all travelers who will visit moriones festival

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  19. An epic week! This is a pretty cool list for those who will be attending, and unsure how to prepare an itinerary for the event :)

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  20. I have always wanted to see the moriones festival and hopefully, sana matuloy na ito this year.. :)

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  21. This is one of the Philippines event that i really want to see.

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  22. Thanks for the full schedule. Will relay the info to my aunt and uncle who visits Marinduque during the Holy Week.

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  23. Ive heard of how unique this festival is..I hope to witness it one of these years.Yahweh bless

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  24. Oh wow! this is one of the country's festival i'd like to check out someday, if only. My family and i have our own little 'family thing' too during Holy Weeks.

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  26. When is the highlight of the event? We are only planning for a 2D1N trip. Thanks.

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  27. Hi Ms. Leah Suba ,
    The highlight of the event is on BLACK Saturday, sa umaga may parade ng mga morion and at night SENAKULO or "the pugutan" - a theater presentation re-enacting the beheading of Longinus.
    Take note: mahirap pagsakay sa bus at barko sa dami ng pasahero...so better na 1 day ahead kayo or friday dapat nasa marinduque na.pwede na rin kayo magpa advance booking sa Jac Liner (RORO Bus) sa kamias (kung galing kayo ng Metro Manila para mas sigurado. :)
    Thanks Leah for dropping here. enjoy your vacation in my home province. :)

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  28. Thank you for replying Immediately. One more question if you don't mind... Which town should we book at? Do you have any suggestions where we could stay? Thank you sooooooo much
    !

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  29. Hi Ms. Leah,
    I recommend sa Boac (the capital town). kung mag Jac Liner kayo, just inform the driver and conductor na i drop kayo sa Boac. for additional info. on getting ther u can visit : http://www.visitmarinduque.com/getting-there
    for hotel and accommodations na within Boac:you can visit this site- may mga contact number na rin dyan :) http://www.visitmarinduque.com/boac-accomodation.html
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  30. Thank you so much! You're a great help! I'm sure it's going to be a fun trip. Keep up the good work!

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  31. hi, thank you for the information!
    I would like to know which day of the parade would be the biggest? Because I can only stay 1 to 2 days, so I would like to know which day is the best day to visit!!

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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  32. Saturday and sunday Ron;) enjoy ur vacation in marinduque

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  33. Do you think the Grand Parade on MON and TUE is full of morions? We'd like to stay away from vast tourists on FRI-SAT-SUN. Is it really a grand parade comparing to the prev years?

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  34. Not so sure Ksh- usually morions are roaming around barangays from monday to Friday as they are searching for Longinus (re in-acting). The best days to experience and witness moriones are saturday and sunday

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  35. How much budget do i need just to experience the festivities esp on sat and suns...will be coming from manila. can you just give me an estimate. planning to travel early good friday. thank you.

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  36. @Anonymous- If your a DIY traveler 5k-7k is safe or enough

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  37. Thanks for the awesome post. Aside from Moriones, gusto ko rin sana mapuntahan iba pang Philippine Festivals like Panagbenga, Ati-atihan etc. So far Pahiyas pa lang napuntahan ko. :)

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  38. Wow! Gusto ko na ring marating ang Marinduque! Sir Travelling Morion, next holy week, punta ako sa iyong bayang sinilangan... I hope to meet you there! :)

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    1. U should San Josenyong Gala! Dami ding pwede i explore dun :)

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