Ruby Tuesday @ the Moriones Festival

(initially uploaded from my FS Lerma)


MORIONES FESTIVAL at Marinduque Island

Holy Week - Boac,Magpoc, Marinduque

One of the most famous of Philippine festivals. Colorfully garbed and masked as Roman soldiers and centurions, locals reenact the life of Longinus culminating in his beheading. The entire towns of Boac, Morpog and Gasan are virtually converted into huge stages as the story as Longinus unfolds.

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Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Wow, that is some costume. I never heard of this festival. Looks like fun!

Ann said...

Do you re-enact the last days of Jesus? I heard you have people carrying the cross.

came via red ruby.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

that looks like a heavy costume as well!

fickleinpink said...

~~~Dear Ann,

Yes, we call that here the "Sinakulo" or the Passion play which is a part of the Moriones Festival and comes about on Maundy Monday and ends on easter Sunday...

fickleinpink said...

~~~erratum: that would be Holy Monday (got mixed up with Maundy Thurs)...


xoxo

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So much beauty and tradition in the Philippines. This festival looks fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....excellent!!! Love to read about this tradition.

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Fierce centurion,
do you walk the earth again?
Will you rule the world?

My Ruby Tuesday

Hilda said...

Ooh! I would love to see the Moriones one of these days. Even just once!

Melli said...

Oh boy... here I go gettin' educated again! I don't even know who Longinus IS... but I'm heading to Google NOW to find out! That is one FABULOUS costume though! I DO know that! Sounds like the Moriones Festival is a lot of fun!

Melli said...

Wow! I'm back! I had NO idea! I never knew that the soldier who speared Christ HAD a name! I mean I knew he HAD one - obviously - we ALL do -- but I never knew that his was revealed. OR that he had been cured by Christ's blood. THANK YOU for sharing this!!!

Stephanie V said...

That is so interesting. And a very fearsome costume - and ending to the story.

pinkyshelo said...

I remembered being scared whenever I saw someone on that costume.. he he

Mel Alarilla said...

Hi fickleinpink,
You are officially registered in the official registry of all Filipino bloggers as member of Filipinos Unite!!!. Sorry for the delay in your registration. I have been so busy lately with my six other blogs and some personal business. Thank you so much for joining. Mabuhay. God bless.

Carly said...

Such a neat costume! Thanks for sharing!

Bev Sykes said...

Wow! I just got a letter from a kid I sponsor in the Philippines. I'll have to mention this!

*mingle*

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Unusual costume. I couldn't imagine Maximus Decimus Meridius going into battle though!
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