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.
Be ready for a "Weekend of Everything that Flies". Expect the 18th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival on February 21-24, 2013 to be more colorful, exciting, and fun!
January 20 will be this year’s grandest day in the Queen City of the South. As expected, millions of devotees and tourists will flock in Cebu City to witness and participate in its celebration of Sinulog Festival 2013. The Festival is one of the biggest/grandest festivals in the country celebrated every third week of January to honor Senyor Santo Niño or the Child Jesus Christ.
Estimated 11 million devotees, mostly barefoot and clad in marron, are expected to gather and participate in Black Nazarene procession from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church in Manila tomorrow, January 09, 2013. The procession will commemorate the Traslacion or trasfer of the statue to its present place of pilgrimage.