The Moriones Festival is one of the biggest and most colourful in the Philippines, having run annually since 1807. Beginning on Holy Monday and running through Easter Sunday each year, residents of Marinduque Island dress in costumes and masks to recreate the story of Saint Longinus, a Roman centurion who was blind in one eye. According to legend it was he who pierced Christ's side, and the spurt of blood healed him. The re-enactments are all conducted with local flair, and take place all over the island.
Venue: Marinduque Island
Date: 2 - 8 April 2012