Santacruzan is one the most popular traditions in the Philippines. It is a parade during the month of May which is also known as Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May), a festival honoring the Virgin Mary.
In the Philippines, the Santacruzan parades last for a month, with different Hermanas/Hermanos and Reynas for each night. Here in Jersey City, though, the festival only lasts for a day, with various activities and festivities before the grand finale (procession).
So if you’re a long time Filipino resident here in Jersey City, you probably know about this event already. First-time Pinoys here, make sure you don’t miss the fun! Mark your calendar for the 31st Annual Santacruzan and Street Fair – May 24, 2009. Details below.
31st Annual Santacruzan 2009 and Street Fair
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2009
Where: Second St. btwn Manila Ave. and Marin Blvd., Jersey City, New Jersey
Sponsors: The Catholic Action of Mary (CAM), Resurrection Parish in association with Pan-American Concerned Citizen Action League (PACCAL)
Street Fair – 10am – 9pm
Performances – 12pm – 9pm
Mass at St. Mary’s Church – 2:30pm (Second St. corner of Erie St.)
Santacruzan Procession – 4:30pm
Full press release inside this post…
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Joey Mayo
Phone: (917) 656-9443 Cell
31st ANNUAL SANTACRUZAN & STREET FAIR 2009 in Jersey City
The Catholic Action of Mary (CAM) will hold the 31st Annual Santacruzan in Jersey City on Sunday, May 24, 2009. CAM, in cooperation with Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, Inc. ( PACCAL) is celebrating with a street fair, announced Ledy Almadin, Santacruzan 2009 Chairperson.
The 2009 Santacruzan Street Fair will be an all day event complete with flea market type vendors, food concessions, booths for non-profit organizations, businesses and sponsors. The Street Fair will be located on Second St. between Erie St. & Marin Blvd., Jersey City and will start from 10 am to 9 pm.
The highlight of the day is the Religious Procession and the traditional celebration of the Santacruzan with the Hermanos & Hermanas Mayores, the Reyna Elenas and Sagalas. There will be a mass at St. Mary’s Church, Second St. corner of Erie St., Jersey City at 2 pm and the procession follows immediately after the mass.
On stage performances which start from 12 noon till 9 pm will feature local youth talents, live bands, performers, vocalists, cultural and modern dance troops. The event is expected to be amongst the largest assembly of Filipinos of all ages in the Northeast USA.
To participate, contact:
31st Annual Santacruzan 2009 Street Fair
Sponsors and Vendors: Joey Mayo – 917 656 9443
Performers: Maximilian Cristobal – 551 998 8467
Sagalas and Escorts: Carol Dorico – 201 798 7893
Damas, Flower Girls and Angels: Misty Tolentino – 201 792 5371
31st Santacruzan line up
RE I – Hannacrista Diaz Elarmo
RE II – Leona Vidamaria Vivas Ramos
RE III – Amanda Nicole Ocampo
Reyna Delas Flores – Carolyn Nguyen Vu
Reyna Emperatriz – Feminina Garcia Bloomberg
Hermanos y Hermanas Mayor: Jean Daniel, Lydia Dapito, Diwata Macuja and Rolando Macuja
SANTACRUZAN PROCESSION ROUTE:
- From St. Mary’s Church on Second St. going east towards Manila Avenue,
- Turn right on Manila Avenue going south towards First St.
- Turn right on First Street going west towards Erie St.,
- Turn right on Erie Street going north all the way towards Ninth St.
- Turn right on Ninth St. going east towards Manila Ave.
- Turn right on Manila Ave. going south all the way towards Second St.
- Turn right on Second St. and back to St. Mary’s Church.