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MARINDUQUE MORIONES FESTIVAL 2019: Schedule, How To Get There, Things To Do, Where To Stay and More!

MORIONES FESTIVAL 2019 IN MARINDUQUE TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG

Planning a trip to Marinduque this holy week to witness the Moriones Festival 2019?


Moriones Festival is a Lenten festival in the province of Marinduque. It is considered as one of the most-attended festivals in the Philippines during lenten season. It starts from Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday with various activities happening in the different towns of Marinduque. One of the highlights of the festival is the "Via Crusis" held every Good Friday with a very dramatic re-enactment of the "Passion of Christ" along the streets of every town of Marinduque.

Moriones Festival Schedule 2019 Schedule of Events
Moriones Festival 2019 Schedule of Events


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What is Moriones Festival?


Originated in the town of Mogpog, the Moriones Festival is a week-long festival and is one of the major tourist drawers of Marinduque province. "Moriones" was coined from the word "morion," which literally means mask. During the festival, the scary and mighty Morions roam around the towns of Marinduque to showcase their colorful Roman centurion masks and costumes to the delight of the spectators attending the different events lined up during the Moriones Festival.

Moriones Festival Schedule 2019
Moriones Festival 2019

If you're planning to witness the Moriones Festival 2019, you should plan your trip ahead. Every town in Marinduque has their own version of the Moriones Festival. This 2019, Moriones Festival is set on April 14 to 21, 2019 (Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday). Be sure to save the dates of Moriones Festival 2019 and plan your trip ahead!

Moriones Festival Schedule 2019
Moriones Festival 2019

Moriones Festival 2019 Schedule of Events (Highlights)


HOLY WEDNESDAY (April 17, 2019)

07:00 PM - Senakulo

MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 18, 2019)

07:00 PM - Senakulo (The Last Supper)

GOOD FRIDAY (April 19, 2019)

09:00 AM – Via Crucis (Way of the Cross Re-Enacted along the street of Boac)
05:00 PM – Good Friday Religious Procession

BLACK SATURDAY (April 20, 2019)

07:00 PM – SENAKULO (The Beheading of Longhinus)
09:00 PM – Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ
              - Blessing of Fire and Bonfire

EASTER SUNDAY (April 21, 2019)

04:00 AM – SALUBONG ( ritual and dance celebrating the appearance of the Risen Christ before the Blessed Mother
09:00 AM – CHASE OF LONGHINUS (Day Version) and Morion Parade
10:00 AM – PUGUTAN SA ARAW NG LINGGO NG MULING PAGKABUHAY

Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

For a more detailed Schedules of Activities of the Moriones Lenten Rites 2019, please see below or click here.


How to Get to Marinduque from Manila

How to Get to Marinduque from Manila?


The fastest and most convenient way to get to Marinduque is to take a flight from Manila to Marinduque. Cebu Pacific Air has 3 scheduled flights per week - every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Flights depart from Manila via Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 and arrive in Marinduque Airport in the town of Gasan. Travel time is around 40 minutes.

CEBU PACIFIC MANILA TO MARINDUQUE FLIGHT SCHEDULES

  • Monday - 03:25 PM
  • Wednesday - 06:00 AM
  • Saturday - 05:45 AM

CEBU PACIFIC MARINDUQUE TO MANILA FLIGHT SCHEDULES

  • Monday - 04:45 PM
  • Wednesday - 08:45 AM
  • Saturday - 08:45 AM

Cebu Pacific Air is the only airline that operates this route commercially. Book now at www.cebupacificair.com!


Another option in getting to Marinduque from Manila is to take the bus to Dalahican Port in Lucena City, then take a ferry/RORO vessel to Marinduque. You can find buses from Cubao or Buendia with daily trips from Metro Manila to Lucena City. In Dalahican Port, you'll find ferry/RORO vessels such as Montenegro Shipping Lines and Starhorse Shipping Lines that have regular trips from Lucena to Marinduque.

There are three major ports in Marinduque: Buyabod Port in the town of Sta. Cruz, Cawit Port in Boac, and Balanacan Port in Mogpog. If you're visiting the capital town of Boac, you may take the ferry to Balanacan Port or to Cwaut Port. Be sure to take the correct ferry going to the town you want to visit.

IMPORTANT: Dalahican Port is open 24 hours. Expect it to be crowded with passengers during weekends and holy week due to the huge number of tourists and locals wanting to spend a long vacation in Marinduque. You may also experience waiting for quite some time or to line up for several hours at the ticketing booths to get a ferry ticket. You really have to be patient during these times because it will be really hard to get to Marinduque. You can read my previous experience in Dalahican Port where we waited for 6 hours to take the ferry.

TRAVEL TIP: To avoid the huge crowd of passengers waiting to take the ferry to Marinduque, I highly recommended that you schedule your trip to Marinduque as early as Holy Tuesday. Same with going back to Lucena City, you have to avoid the Easter Sunday and Monday after easter when most of the locals and tourists leave Marinduque. It is best if you take the ferry and leave Marinduque on Black Saturday or Tuesday after Easter Sunday. Based on experience, these are the days that the port has lesser passengers wanting to take the ferries back to Lucena.

For a more detailed travel guide, please read: how to get to Marinduque with flight, bus and ferry/RORO schedules.


HOTELS IN BOAC MARINDUQUE

Where to Stay in Marinduque?


Marinduque offers several affordable hotels, hostels, guest/pension houses, inns and resorts, most of them are located in the capital town of Boac. I have tried several accommodations in Boac during my previous travels in Marinduque. You may check them out!
  • Balar Hotel and Spa (Brgy. Balaring / 0917 882 2527)
  • Tahanan sa Isok (Brgy. Isok / (042) 332-1231)
  • Happy Bunny (Barangay Mercado, Boac / (042) 332 2040)
  • Blue Sea Beach Resort (Brgy. Amoingon / (042) 332-1334)

TRAVEL TIP: Due to the festive season, I highly recommend that you plan your Moriones Festival 2019 trip in advance. It is expected that accommodation are limited and expensive during the festival week. Book for your accommodation as early as now because accommodation facilities are expect to be fully-booked during the Moriones Festival week.

Other Hotels in Boac Marinduque

  • Boac Hotel - 0928-409-4329 / 0916-517-3861
  • Abby's Place - 0918-945-5560 / 0922-845-2833 / 0917-522-5560
  • A&A Beach Resort - 0918-945-5560 / 0922-845-2833 / 0917-522-5560
  • Lucky Seven Pension House - 0917-880-1777 / 0910-822-2973 / (042) -332 - 2777 / (042) - 332-1742

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Top Things To Do in Marinduque


The province of Marinduque offers a wide array of natural and man-made wonders that you shouldn't miss when visiting the province. Here are some of Marinduque's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience in the island that you can do before or after witnessing Moriones Festival 2019.


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Tours in Marinduque


For your Marinduque travel needs, transportation, airport transfers, guiding services, and tours, you may contact Dream Favor Travel and Tours. They are the only DOT-accredited travel and tours company based in Marinduque who toured us around during our recent trip to Marinduque. Highly recommended!

For inquiries, please contact:

DREAM FAVOR TRAVEL AND TOURS

Address: Barangay Santol, Boac, Marinduque
Contact Numbers: +63 918-933-1605 / +63 2-542-5229
Website: www.dreamfavor.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreamFavor
Email: dreamfavortat@gmail.com

Marinduque is a must-visit every Holy Week in the Philippines for their annual Moriones Festival! Come and visit the island of Marinduque and experience Moriones Festival 2019!


Are you ready to travel to Marinduque? Check out my Marinduque Travel Guide with Itinerary for first-timers to help you plan your trip!




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