Filipinos has a very strong spiritual culture and for many years, The Virgin Mary still remains as the powerful symbol. Most Filipinos are praying the rosary everyday. We can see the image and the of the Virgin Mary anywhere in homes, church, chapels, schools, offices and etc. This attracts people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
In this, Filipinos are celebrating festivals in honor of the Virgin Mary. These are Marian Festivals and are celebrated in different parts of the country. There are also towns and cities in the Philippines that aside from celebrating the festivals in honor of a town’s or city’s patron saint, each also has their own claim to the Virgin Mary with a festivity in Her honor and vigorously celebrated throughout the year.