Moriones Festival is one of the most colorful festivals in the country and is uniquely celebrated in the island of Marinduque. Morion means “mask” or “visor,” a part of the medieval Roman armor which covers the face. Moriones, on the other hand, refers to the masked and costumed penitents who march around the town for seven days searching for Longinus. This is a folk-religious festival that re-enacts the story of Longinus, a Roman centurion who was blind in one eye.
Moriones Festival 2013 Schedule
The festival is characterized by colorful Roman costumes, painted masks and helmets, and brightly-colored tunics. The towns of Boac and Mogpog in the island of Marinduque become one gigantic stage. Source : Lakbay Pilipinas Moriones Festival
Photos Courtesy of Joanne Cortez
Moriones Schedule of Activities courtesy of Marinduque Province Official Website
For more information please contact:
Marinduque Provincial Tourism Office
Tel. No. (6342) 3321018