Monday, March 7, 2011

My World#107 They Waved At Him

We were there to visit the the Basilica del Sto. Nino of Cebu City and while we were taking photos outside, we saw this...

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A friend asked if I knew why people wave outside the church but I only thought that somebody was just waving at somebody who was inside the church so, I observed more and then, I saw this..

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and this and more of them...

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The reason: it is customary for most locals (even visitors who had known about it) to wave at the image of the Child Jesus (long considered miraculous) that is being housed inside the church as they pass by it. It was their way of paying their respects to him as they go about their daily lives. Such a nice gesture.

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6 comments:

Sylvia K March 7, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

That's fascinating, Marites! Thanks so much for sharing this with us for such an interesting look at your world! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

ladyfi March 7, 2011 at 11:08 PM  

What a lovely tradition. And great shots of a magnificent church.

snowwhite March 8, 2011 at 5:34 AM  

What a wonderful custom it is. Heart-warming and friendly! I love this..

Rajesh March 8, 2011 at 9:10 AM  

This is interesting.

ewok1993 March 8, 2011 at 11:34 AM  

what a wonderful tradition. i'd remember this one.

Gypsi April 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM  

Love the photos and the explanation!

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