Until now I can not yet figure out the correct lyrics (in Spanish) of the ‘Flores’ song in Bulusan. Thus, I will make up for this lack of information by sharing photos of the event.
Flores is the traditional May flower offering rites done by young girls (and now with boys included) during the whole month of May in our town in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This event is entirely separate from Santacruzan where ‘queens’ are paraded in the center of town during the final festivities. The ‘Flores,’ on the other hand, is a less grandiose event and involves more singing of hymns to the Blessed Mother with offerings of floral blooms and petals showered at the foot of her image in the church. The series of photos consist of the first week of the Flores rites with local children from the Poblacion participating.
Note: The lyrics for the traditional ‘flores’ song in Bulusan is finally documented here:
Thanks to Pamughaton.wordpress.com.
Photos: Alma P. Gamil