Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 18: Sugat in Minglanilla

"Sugat" is an Easter Filipino tradition observed by most Filipinos.  This marks the end of Holy Week and usually starts on the evening of Black Saturday where the image of Mama Mary would be paraded in a procession, followed by a dawn Easter mass celebrated on Easter Sunday.

It was a spur of the moment decision to visit Minglanilla, which is known as the "Sugat Capital" of the south.  The Kabanhawan festival which is a celebrated event in the municipality is annually held every Easter Sunday.  Since the resort we were staying was in the municipality we decided to head out after our night swim and drive around the area.

We arrived just in time for the fireworks and took photos of the images of Jesus and Mama Mary before the procession started.

Micah still not in the mood to walk, tired from all the swimming.


I don't know about you, but I love "dirty ice cream" or sorbetes, lol!


The park in front of the church


Andre trying out street food but no sauce dipping...


The Risen Christ




Mama Mary


Another image of the Blessed Mother


Church facade
The moon staring at us...

It was a full moon that night,  We headed back to the resort all looking forward to getting a good nights sleep and preparing for another day of swimming ahead :)


Until our next Easter adventure...

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3 comments:

  1. My kids have never experienced this. It's sad coz it's so much a part of our childhood and religion.. At oeast your kids have been to this even if they can't appreciate it yet.

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    1. Cge la ito mana, we have a rich culture that you can always tell your kids about and hopefully they get to experience other traditions and festivities whenever you come and visit in the future :)

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  2. Chin, how come Andre doesnt want to dip his street food in the sauce? Hehehehe. Glad we both had a meaningful Easter week. YOur kids may not appreciate it now, but soon they will.
    Sands, hopefully your kids will experience this too one day soon.

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