Monday, April 25, 2011

Holy Week in Bantayan Island - Madridejos, Cebu

Hi guys! I just arrived last night from Bantayan Island. I spent my Holy Week in the island since it is a tradition for a family reunion of the TAMAYO Clan. I mentioned previously on my post that my relatives on my father's side are living there, see post here.

The Tamayo family owns the Karo of San Juan (cart or carriage of St. John the Baptist) and also one of the owners of the Karo of Santo Entierro (cart of the Holy Burial). The Karo of Santo Entierro is circulated by three families - Tamayo, Bacolod and Locaylocay. I think we need a family tree for this because personally, I am confused to trace my relatives on my father's side.

Immaculate Conception Parish Church in Madridejos, Cebu
Santo Entierro adorned with orchids and crysanthemums
There are almost 30 carriages but I only took few snapshots. There were lots of photographers with their DSLR's who never joined the procession so I believe they have it all.

The Agony in Gethsemane

Maria Salome

Maria Cleofe
St. Veronica

St. Martha

The Last Supper
It's in Madridejos I found a karo of the Last Supper because I don't find this to the town I am currently living in.  Joining the procession in Madridejos is the longest walk I have experienced so it is a real sacrifice.  Well, it only happens twice a year, every Maundy Thursday and Holy Friday.

Have you spent your Holy Week in Bantayan Island? How was the experience?

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