Grand Marian Procession

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Grand Marian Procession in Intramuros, Manila starts in front of the Manila Cathedral

In honor of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Grand Marian Procession is held every Sunday before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Intramuros, Manila.

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Grand Procession

This religious festival showcase in one grand procession eighty-three images and statues of the Blessed Mother that came from the different parts of the country and is being paraded throughout Intramuros thoroughfares. Flower-decked carriages borne the Marian images along the procession. Catholic devout flood the streets of Intramuros in glimpse and awestruck of this grandeur procession.

Glimpse of the Filipino faith

Also highlighted in the event is the unique tradition and devotion of the Filipino masses towards the Christian faith - and Mary as the Blessed Mother of the Savior. It is an opportune time to witness the unique culture and religiosity of Filipinos. The festival begun way back the 1980s which was being participated since by Marian devout all over the country.

Procession details

Usually, the parade starts at 4:00 p.m. from the Manila Cathedral to the streets of the walled city and took 3-4 hours to be finished. The Confradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion organize the yearly festival.

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