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Pinoy Festivals : Marinduque - Moriones Festival 2011 Experience (Teaser)


Moriones Festival is a week long celebration in the island of Marinduque that starts from Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. It is considered as one of the most colorful events in the Philippines, a re-enactment of the story of Longinus, a Roman centurion who speared the crucified body of Jesus Christ.


This holy week visit to Marinduque was set to be a 4-day trip, however, due to uncontrollable circumstances, we were not able to follow our itinerary and eventually decided to cut it down to 3 days.

Here’s a rundown of the places we visited, events we attended, the activities we did and the experiences we had on this trip:

DAY 1 - Holy Thursday

Waiting for 9 hours to get a ride to Marinduque
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Reaching Cawit Port in Boac Marinduque
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Swimming at Blue Sea Beach Resort

Checking out the Marinduque Expo 2011 at the Boac Riverside

Watching the Senakulo at the Moriones Arena, Boac Riverside
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Celebrating my 31st birthday, Sosyal Klaymers throwing a surprise Birthday party for me


DAY 2 - Good Friday

Early morning run to Marinduque Capitol Building and Boac Catholic Cemetery

Witnessing the "Way of the Cross", a re-enactment along the streets of Boac and was culminated in the Moriones Arena
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Walking through the streets of Boac and seeing its Heritage Houses
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Via Crusis at Boac Cathedral
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A Close Encounter with the Morions
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Good Friday procession

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DAY 3 - Black Saturday

Swimming and checking-out of Blue Sea Beach Resort

Going back to Lucena City


Thank you to the wonderful people of Marinduque. I will definitely come back. True to its word, Marinduque is the heart of the Philippines!

I will be posting a detailed story on this 3-day Moriones Festival experience in the days to come. Watch out for it!


This happened last April 21-23, 2011 in Boac Marinduque. Here's a series of posts on this one of a kind Moriones Festival experience.
Thanks to Ajel and Julius for letting me use some of their photos in this series.


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35 comments :

  1. ganda ng kuha nyo with the Yellow Morion =) dpat instead of blue, red na lang un color nung nsa shoulder nyo para terno dun sa character... hehe

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  2. I love seeing images of other cultures, really interesting festival
    really enjoy your blog



    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/04/fairy-tale-created-by-rimly-bezbaruah.html

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  3. nice one sir! mukhang sulit ang matagal mong paghihntay ng barko. :)

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  4. @Leave the Cube - wahahaha!ko nga lang naiiba eh... ako daw kc ang coach nila.. lolz! Thanks po!

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  5. @JIM - thanks Jim! I would love to see you visit the Philippines... =D

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  6. @tengturista - yeah, it's worth all the wait an the hardships we encountered before reaching Marinduque... Thanks Teng! =D

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  7. ang cute naman ng cake mo merz hehehe...

    enjoy to the max ka sa travel mo ha :D

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  8. @Axl Powerhouse Production Inc, - it came all the way from Manila pa ah... hehehe!!! thanks Axl... =D

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  9. Gusto ko din mk-attend ng ganyang festivity! :)

    Happy Birthday again! :)

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  10. @tina - this is one festival you shouldn't miss... you must experience it at least once in your life... Thanks Tina! =D

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  11. Holy molly muntik na tayo nagkasalubong sa Marinduque!

    I was at Marinduque shooting the Moriones Wednesday before going back to Lucena on the way to Naga.

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  12. @Christian | Lakad Pilipinas - ay, sayang naman... ang aga mo naman umalis... Thursday na kami nakarating eh... =D

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  13. @Hi I'm ROY - yes indeed! I hope someday I could be a Morion... =D Thanks Sir Roy!

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  14. ang saya nmn.. kc maraming taong gustong pumunta sa probinsya namin...

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  15. sir!! saludo ako sa magandang pagtangkilik mo sa probinsya namin,taga marinduqe din ako... matagal na rin ako ndi nkakapanood ng moriones festival,kc masyadong bc sa work ko sa suncellular,, mis ko na lahat ng mga ginagawa ko sa marinduque nung nandun pa ko...natutuwa ako at may mga taong 2lad nyo para ipakilala ang kagandahan ng ating bansa...

    chichan_astig@yahoo.com
    fb,yahoo,fs

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  16. @Anonymous - yeah, i hope tourists go to Marinduque all year round... =D

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  17. @Anonymous - salamat po... after my experience in Marinduque, I would love to help the province by promoting it as a tourist destination all year round... thank you po...

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  18. putek, dumoble pa yung tao sa dalahican! grabe! the local gov't really needs to do something about it. last year, i waited for a few hours pero eto 9 hours. grabe! give up na ako pag ganyan. pero totoo, once you're there sobrang rewarding naman!

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  19. @Pinoy Boy Journals - yes! makakalimutan mo ang lakad ng hirap makapunta lang dun... the people of Marinduque are one of the best people I've ever met in my travels... =D

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  20. 9 hours of waiting was somewhat part of penitence.:-).

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  21. @Bonzenti [Con Tour] - yeah... cguro nga... hehehe!!! di naman nakakapagsisi na tumuloy kami despite all the hardships... =D

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  22. hello, how much did you spent on this trip? thanks.

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    1. i think mga around 5-6 thousand for 4 days... thanks po.. :)

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  23. at least in Marinduque, their Holy Week is celebrated within the context of what the Lenten season is all about...hindi lang party here, party there!

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  24. Moriones Festival--one of the elusive festivals that I've yet to experience. Swerte mo Mervin. hehe. Sana ma-encourage ko pamilya ko next time.

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  25. This is one of the festival that encourage tourist to come..

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  26. At least every year, Moriones festival give credence to the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save us sinners. The faithfuls, visitors, tourists come to Marinduque to observe this religious festival. Their faiths at least have been nourished. This is good as far as I know. We become one in this holy lent everyone.

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  27. Whenever I witness festivals like this MORIONES... either on TV or photo stories, I feel the spirit of HOLY WEEK and the diversity of its presentation compared to other versions.

    PINOY na PINOY ang dating.

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  28. I like how the headgears were made. very beautiful!

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  29. Your pictures always delight me.
    Keep them coming.
    Happy Easter. :D

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  30. I wanna experience this too! Very festive.

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  31. I hope I can also experience this sometimes. para kang ibinabalik sa pangyayari noon.

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  32. Mogpog, Marinduque in particular is my grandmother's (mother side) home town..im planning to visit the place pero next year pa..nice review...if its not too much, may i know how much did you spend? (fare etc...) my email is raven_zyle@yahoo.com thank you in advance...

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  33. Sayang, wasn't able to witness this festival! Next time. :D

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