Colorful Santacruzan procession is held by the Philippine Catholics to commemorate the discovery of the Holy Cross which, as believed, was made by Saint Helena and her son Constantine who was to become the first Christian Roman Emperor.
A young girl and a little boy wearing sumptuous outfits are the main characters of the procession, which nevertheless includes numerous others. Most of the procession participants, as well as many of the Solemn Mass attenders, are either children or teenagers. After the mass, all leave the church and walk around the town accompanied with a brass band playing simple major tunes.
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