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Every Good Friday, the Catholic citizens of Legazpi gather to commemorate the passion and death of Jesus Christ by witnessing and joining the annual procession. Beautiful ‘carrozas’ carrying various Saints as well as scenes from Christ’s passion and death are decorated with hundreds of flowers and lights and solemnly paraded through the streets of the city. The faithful, with candles and rosaries in hand, follow the ‘carrozas’ as it meanders through the streets.
There are actually two Good Friday processions held in Legazpi – probably a vestige of a time before the two towns of Albay (Viejo) and Legazpi were merged to form the present-day Legazpi City. However, the procession at the Old Albay District is considered the grandest. This year, there were forty carrozas that participated in the procession. Some of the ‘santos’ and ‘rebultos’ are already considered antique, while others are fairly new.
The Good Friday procession in Legazpi City is an annual event that guests as well as locals should not miss. Here are some photos from this year’s Good Friday procession in Legazpi City.
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