Saturday, August 18, 2012

Middle East 2012 Santacruzan (Flores de Mayo)

Filipino's finest tradition during summer season
May 25, 2012

Held inside the Holy Family Cathedral compound in Kuwait city and started around 1230H. Showcasing true Philippine beauty and honoring the catholic spirit. Bringing Filipino catholic tradition in the middle of Arab nation.

reyna banderada (queen with a banner)

 reyna esperanza (queen hope) / reyna caridad (queen charity)

 reyna sentenciada (queen convicted) / reyna saba (queen of sheba)

Flores de Mayo is a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. Lasting for a month, it is held in honor of the Virgin Mary. The Santacruzan refers to the pageant on the last day of Flores de Mayo, held in honor of Helena (known as Reyna Elena) and Constantine finding the True Cross in Jerusalem.

 reyna judit (queen judith) / reyna ester (queen esther)

reyna candelaria (queen of candles) / reyna de los virgines (queen of the virgins)

 reyna de los angeles (queen of angels) / reyna de los flores (queen of flowers)

santacruzan procession parade

santacruzan procession parade

santacruzan procession parade

reyna elena (queen helena)


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