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Sunday, March 24, 2013


  Preparin'_for_Salubong_2013 (Easter Sunday)

The Salubong is a Filipino tradition done early in the 
morning of Easter Sunday, wherein the images of the Risen
Christ and Sorrowful Mother symbolically meet in a
 pre-dawn procession.

While many parishes have 
moved it to late Saturday night for convenience, 
the real traditional Salubong happens right before
 dawn...4am.... little girls wearing angel costumes
sings Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia 
(Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia), is lowered on
 a swing over the head of the Mother Dolorosa
 so she could take off the veil. Once the veil is removed, 
fireworks are lit, the marching band starts playing 
and the crowd applauds. The Easter Season has begun!

There is actually no Biblical reference that says Christ met the Virgin Mary first after He rose from the dead. As opposed to ‘penitencia’, this religious rite, despite its lack of Biblical basis, was actually initiated by the Catholic Church in a colorful display of the Filipino mother and son dynamics.
Instead of hunting for Easter eggs, Filipino families spend the rest of the day on the beach. The Easter Bunny, however, is starting to make its presence felt in urban areas and upscale communities. - (kamerakamote and mayrpamintuan)

One of the best place to visit during Holy Week is Marikina City
with almost complete Karosa that showcase the life of Jesus 
....till crucifixion

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