Flores de Mayo (Spanish for "Flowers of May") is a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. It is one of the May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary and lasts for the entire month.
The Santacruzan is the pageant on the last day of Flores de Mayo, held in honour of Helena of Constantinople (known as Reyna Elena) and Constantine the Great finding the True Cross in Jerusalem. That it is held in May probably stems from the old Galician date of Roodmas, which was abolished by Pope John XXIII in 1960 in favour of the present September 14 observance.
The name of the festival is derived from the Spanish language word flores meaning "flowers". Other names are "Flores de María" ("Flowers of Mary") and "Álay" (Filipino for "offering").
The Hermanos and Hermanos for this year is Dr. Solon Guzmana nd his wife Dr. Josephine Adorna Guzman.
Next year, it will be Josie de Leon and husband Mark Cuizon Crescini.
Here are some of the photos of the Santacruzan.
|Dr. Solon Guzman (CENTER) poses with Consul General Junever Mahilum West (RIGHT) AND HER HUSBAND.|
|Annemarie Princess Guzman is one of the Reynas.|
|The Hermano and Hermana for this year is Dr. Solon Guzmana nd his wife Dr. Josephine Adorna Guzman.|
|Josie de Leon and husband Mark Cuizon Crescini will be the hermana and hermano 2015.|