Moriones Festival 2010, Marinduque – April 2, 2010 (Good Friday)
I woke up early on Good Friday. The fact that I could not sleep to well was one thing, but a rooster outside of our room started crowing at around 4:00am and would do so repeatedly every 30 seconds until 6:00am. Facebook commentators said it was probably symbolic of the denial of St. Peter, but that was only 3 times.
We started on our way just after 7:00am and once again had breakfast at the Cafe Ma Mita. We then roamed the streets looking for the best place to see all the action. We went back to the staging area then decided to stop at an intersection which had all the Morions passing.
And here they come…
They came in all colors… note the ube colored one…
Some came in beads
Young and old… and some, came from Sparta and didn’t need a mask for he had a natural beard…
Big and small…
And they posed with tourists.
For they were Spartans! errr… Romans
Via Crucis (“The Way of the Cross”)
The Via Crucis was quite a sight. I colorful sight with all the Moriones. 1 Christ and the 2 Thieves. It was amazing to have finally witnessed the Moriones Festival.
There were a lot of photographers as well there. Which of course was quite irritating as everyone tried to get in front of you to get the best shot. Honestly, I was trying to be a more considerate photographer by being conscious of everyone and trying not to get into the way.
The shot above is one of my favorite shots from the Via Crucis… it would have been perfect except for the annoying campaign posters you see above Christ. Grrr.
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