5 Philippine Festivals in April: When & Where to Celebrate Them
April 17, 2015
From religious activities to historic events, here are the Philippine festivals to celebrate every April. Be sure to put on your sunscreen because you’ll definitely feel the scorching summer heat while celebrating these festivals.
This is marked by the presence of men wearing masks (“moriones”) and garbed in what passes off for Roman centurion costumes to dramatize the story of Longinus, the blind centurion whose sight was restored by the blood that spurted from the side where Longinus speared Christ. This is held during the Holy Week in Marinduque.
When: Holy Week Where: Marinduque
2. Centurion Festival
It recounts the Passion play and is performed on the city’s streets.
When: Holy Week Where: Gen. Luna, Quezon
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This is a seven-day feast in honor of our lady of sorrows highlighted by a procession and a dance (to the beat of a turumba song).