1.29.2009

Scenes at the Malolos Sto. Niño Fiesta 2009

Malolos Sto. Niño Fiesta 2009

Beautifully decorated carrozas getting ready for dapit, a term derived from pagdapit or invitation. The carroza of the Sto. Niño de Malolos, together with a band, goes around the streets inviting other carrozas along the way. These carrozas in turn follow in a long sequence to the chapel where a translacion mass is held. Dapit is the first of three processions during the fiesta weekend, the other two happens on Sunday, one in the morning and the grand procession in the afternoon.

Malolos Sto. Niño Fiesta 2009

The biggest Sto. Niño festival in Luzon, it drew more than 130 carrozas bearing different images of the Holy Child in a grand procession on the last Sunday of January. The number of carrozas "filled to the brim" the grounds of the Malolos Cathedral.

Malolos Sto. Niño Fiesta 2009
Devotees flock inside the beautiful chapel. The antique image of the Sto. Niño de Malolos is said to very miraculous.
Malolos Sto. Niño Fiesta 2009
One of the images of the Holy Child exhibited at the Ecclesiastical Museum in Barasoain Church. Most of the images displayed in this museum are also used in the procession.
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3 comments:

Cindy Velasquez said...

payter ang tanang pikture!

Gibb said...

salamat cinds.

Farl said...

it seems like you had a front seat position in the proceedings. you got real close and the shots came out intimate and beautiful.