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    Posted April 3, 2010 by
    San Isidro, Makati City, Philippines
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    Easter in the Philippines - Salubong


    Salubong is a unique Easter celebration in the Philippines. The celebration starts with two different parades that start at different spots. The first one is the image of the resurrected Jesus Christ while the second is the image of Blessed Virgin Mary with a black veil to symbolize her grief. The rite of meeting begins with the choir singing alleluias as Mary move toward Jesus. In front of the church, under the canopy, the two would meet and an angel descends on top of the head of Mary and lifts the black veil, revealing a happy mother longing for her son.

    Salubong is a Filipino word means the act of meeting someone who is arriving.

    In San Isidro, Makati, Salubong started after the first Easter Mass at 11:30pm of April 3, 2010. The celebration ended at 12:30am of Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010.  But in my hometown in Agoo, La Union, Salubong usually happens at 3:30am of Easter Sunday.

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