Big crowd attended the 40th grand marian procession within intramuros. This year also marked the ruby anniversary of the parade and procession.
devotees from Piat, Cagayan province
Nuestra Señora de Piat with devotees in colorful floral costumes. We visited few months ago the Minor Basilica of Piat in Cagayan province.
There were at least 120 Marian images, canonical and venerated images of the blessed virgin mary. Delegates come from different parts of the country. Some traveled from as far as Cagayan, Quezon, Laguna, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, Cavite, Zambales, Camarines Norte, Aurora and La Union provinces.
There were also large contingent from different Metro Manila parishes and foreign tourists.
We organized a small tour and went early at around past 2:00pm, Met a lot of marian devotees, heritage advocates and friends along the parade route.
Nuestra Señora Delas Flores owned by Mrs. Imelda Ongsiako Cojuangco
local band from Pangil, Laguna province
40th Marian Procession
The marian carriages were lined along the old Intendencia or Custom House, Plaza de España, Andres Soriano avenue and Plaza Roma.
order of procession
There is an information counter near the BIR building along Andres Soriano Avenue which provided some clues on the parade routes.
participants from Bulakan, Bulacan province
These are the participants and devotees from Bulakan, Bulacan province. They gave some suman and bottled water to us while walking.
Nuestra Señora dela Leche y Buen Parto
Nuestra Señora dela Leche y Buen Parto image first time debut in the grand marian procession. Devotees also gave away some estampitas to visitors.
Nuestra Señora de Porta Vaga de Manila- the processional carriage had thousands of yellow dancing lady orchids or oncidiums arrangement.
devotees from Laguna
Nuestra Señora Inmaculada Concepción de Salambáo
participants in colorful terno
Immaculada Corazon de Maria
devotees from Bulacan province
Nuestra Señora dela Paz ( Apung Maria de Manila )
Our Lady of Sorrows
students and nuns
Maria Mananabang Sang Mga Kristianos from Capiz province
Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Imus
Mary Mediatrix of All Graces
Devotees from Batangas gave away estampitas, devotional booklet to the early birds. Most of the devotees came from Lipa and nearby towns of Batangas.
devotees from San Fernando , Pampanga sell some handmade scapular
Plaza Roma and Manila Cathedral Basilica
Nuestra Señora Delas Saleras from Nueva Ecija province
Nuestra Señora Virgen de Mar Cautiva from Santo Tomas La Union province
ladies in traje de mestiza
devotees in colorful balintawak dress
The mood is very festive and processional carriages bedeck with flower arrangements, fruits, vegetables and live plants.