Palm Sunday 2014_Baclaran ChurchApril 14, 2014
Note: The name Baclaran came from the word “baklad”, a piece of fishing gear used by fishermen in the past. It is a rattan fence used to segregate fingerlings from the bigger fishes during the time when the Baclaran River and the Manila Bay were still used to breed fish. In the past, the place was famous for its baklads therefore people started calling it the “bakladan”, which later on became “Baclaran” [Source: Wikipilipinas.org].
Baclaran is well known to be a pilgrimage site of the Marian devotees of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Every Wednesday, they flock to the church to attend the novena. It has been declared as a National Shrine or Pambansang Dambana ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo.
ONE OF THE FAVORITE SPOTS IN THE COMPOUND
PALASPAS MADE OF COCONUT TREE LEAVES
BACLARAN IS OF COURSE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT THE VENDORS
” HAIL THE KING!!!”
Ang Linggo ng Palaspas ay isang tradisyon na hanggang ngayon ay patuloy na isinasagawa ng mga Katoliko sa Pilipinas.