Friday, March 28, 2008

Meycauayan's Mater Dolorosa in a Spanish digital newspaper

Spanish newspaper 20minutos has recently published a picture I took of the Mater Dolorosa (Sorrowful Virgin) of Meycauayan during Semana Santa. The last time I looked the picture appears here. But since they keep on adding new photos at the beginning of the album, you might have to browse through the gallery to see the pic I sent.

The caption reads, "Esta foto es de los 45 pasos que tenemos aquí en la ciudad de Meycauayan, Filipinas. En lugar de cofradías como las que tenéis vosotros en España e Hispanoamérica, son las familias adineradas quienes se encargan de sacar estas imágenes en las procesiones, con lo cual las imágenes antaño 'heredaban' fincas y propiedades para poder participar cada año."
(This picture is one of the 45 karos that we have in the city of Meycauayan, the Philippines. Instead of cofradías like the ones you have in Spain and Hispanic America, it is the rich families who take charge of bringing these images out on processions. Therefore, the images used to "inherit" lands and other properties to be able to join the procession each year.)

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