photohunt: Emotion (s)

10:32 AM Saturday, June 14, 2008

Girls dressed up as angels during the SABOG ("shower")

This was taken during the Sabog (shower of petals for Mama Mary) at the Tapusan (End) of Flores de Mayo (May Flower Festival).

Religious feasts such as this are often emotionally charged events, though this isn't as serious as The Feast of the Black Nazarene, as hopeful as the Obando Fertility Dance Festival, or as crazy as the Sinulog or Pintados Festival.

And during the PUTONG, the transfer of crowns to the Kapitana next in line, I usually get misty-eyed. I think it has a lot to do with the music that accompanies the ceremony, which sounds like a lament and a goodbye, and then ends into a sort of congratulatory march.


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