SANTACRUZ DE MAYO
Intramuros Administration (IA) in cooperation with Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. (FHFI) celebrated National Heritage Month with the Santa Cruz de Mayo (Santacruzan) held on May 20, 2018. LPU students thru the Arts and Cultural Affairs Department were invited to participate together with the students from schools within Intramuros.
Dressed in biblical costumes and holding symbols of their roles, students started the event with a short program, followed by a procession starting off at Plaza de Roma and ending with a mass at San Agustin Church. Participants were also invited to enjoy a scrumptious dinner at Barbara’s, a restaurant offering traditional Filipino and Spanish recipes.
The event advocates the celebration of the original practice of Santa Cruz de Mayo to highlight its religious significance and role in Philippine tradition and heritage.