La Naval de Manila

La Naval de Manila
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La Naval de Manila, is a celebration commemorating the victory of the Spanish troops in the 17th century.  This odds were so improbable that the troops held a procession of Our Lady before each battle.  Their victory was declared a miracle and a celebration happens every second Sunday in October to commemorate this miraculous event.

The celebration includes the procession of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, services and a feast.  Each year there is a theme, and the theme for 2011 the theme was Ina ni Kristo, Ina ng Buhay.

In the midst of celebration, a shrine of Our Lady is carried through the streets.  People gather to pray, eat and give worship to Our Lady and their families.  It is a special event that happens once a year binding family, country and faith.


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