LOOK: Lenten parade at the 2018 Moriones Festival

MARINDUQUE, Philippines – On the island province of Marinduque, lenten rites held during the Holy Week involve a colorful festival of people in costumes and masks.

On Maundy Thursday, March 29, penitents wear morions – these are masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions. They are called by locals as
"Moriones." (READ: Behind the masks of Marinduque's Moriones Festival)

At Sta Cruz town in Marinduque, hundreds joined the lenten parade on Maundy Thursday.

EARLY AGE. Kids wear morion as they marched on Maundy Thursday for the lenten parade.

EARLY AGE. Kids wear morion as they marched on Maundy Thursday for the lenten parade.

PARADE. Sta Cruz Mayor Marisa Red joins a moriones on March 29, 2018.

PARADE. Sta Cruz Mayor Marisa Red joins a moriones on March 29, 2018.

Garbed in kaftan, a loong loose dress or tunic, several government employees, public school teachers, and barangay officials marched around the town on Thursday:

– Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey covers the Philippine Senate for Rappler. Before writing about politicians, she covered budget, labor, and transportation issues.

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