Rituals and Dances


Mardicas Dance
Provincewide   A war dance that has become a custom in the town of Ternate.
Karakol Dance
Common in Coastal Towns   A street dancing with their patron saint being paraded on the streets followed by fluvial procession.
Sanghiyang/Sayaw sa Apoy
Indang and Alfonso   A pre-colonial ritual celebrated by firewalkers of Indang and Alfonso. It combines elements of folk religion, magic and Christian faith. It is a gesture of thanksgiving and a rite to cure the sick. People conducted "Sanghiyang" rituals as an offering to Bathala for a bountiful harvest, a thanksgiving for a recovery from illness, or deliverance from death.The ritual is believed to have started from Naic long before the arrival of the Spaniards, and the friars suppressed its observance. The people learned to incorporate same Catholic elements into the rituals and the majority of the spirits invoked are presumed Christian saints.
Live Via Crucis or Kalbaryo ni Hesus
Cavite City   A cultural tradition which is being done during Holy Week. This tradition which started in Cavite City was staged for the first time on Holy Tuesday of 1974. It was in response to the challenge of the late parish priest, Msgr. Baraquiel E. Mojica of San Roque, Cavite City to create a venue for a more meaningful celebration of the Holy Week.

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