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The Intramuros Grand Marian Procession 101

The Intramuros Grand Marian Procession 101
Taken from "34th Grand Marian procession in Intramuros tomorrow"
By Leslie Ann Aquino
Manila Bulletin November 30, 2013

[The Intramuros Grand Marian Procession is] Organized by the Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion Foundation and the Intramuros Administration (IA) every first Sunday of December, the event is a revival of the tradition that originated in Intramuros on December 8, 1619. Then a national celebration which ran for fifteen days, the event was launched at the Manila Cathedral.

IA and the Cofradia have organized the annual festivity since 1980, with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) replicating the full-force military participation during the processions of old.

Imelda O. Cojuangco, Danilo L. Dolor and Aurora E. Eizmendi are founding chairperson, vice chairman and president of the Cofradia, respectively. Comite de Festejos Chair is Conrado A. Escudero. Hermanas Mayores for this year are Fe Rodriguez, Maritess Pineda and Mita Rufino.

The procession is also in celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.

The Immaculate Conception, the Festejada Image

See more articles about the Intramuros Grand Marian Procession in Mary's Blessing.

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