Procession is a tradition of Catholic church at the end of nine day novena. Thousands of faithfuls flocked the street to attend the said event with Sto. Nino statue in their hands. I label myself as not religious, I don’t want to get myself involved in any religious events. I was there because I am curious about it.
January 14, 2017 mark another milestone of my faith as I attended the solemn procession for the first time, rain can’t stop me from going. We bought hat to get rid of handling umbrella, and to make our travel a hassle- free one. The procession started at 5:00 o’clock and finished at 5:30 in the in the afternoon (more or less). We walked more or less eight kilometers, unaccustomed of walking in that distant, my feet is aching. But, i still managed to attend the Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop John Du.
Traditional Sinulog follows after the mass with all the priests dancing. Everybody is dancing jovially with intentions that God will grant their prayers. The celebration ended with an exquisite fireworks display. Fireworks display lasted for ten to fifteen minutes. Everybody look up just to witness the colorful sky caused by fireworks.
It was an amazing experience, and it is one way to overcome the spiritual dryness that I am currently experiencing.