Holy Week Destinations in Cagayan de Oro 2018

Divine Mercy Shrine El Salvador

Holy Week 2015 is a religious tradition celebrated by Roman Catholics and devoted Christians in the Philippines. The Lenten Season is a much awaited celebration for devout Catholics in the the Philippines. Here in the city of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro, we also celebrate the passion and death of Christ in a very spiritual and holistic way through penitence and being part in the celebration of the ‘Semana Santa‘. The holy week¬† usually starts on Palm Sunday up to Easter Sunday. During this week, devotees gather in various Holy Week destinations in Cagayan de Oro to take part of this religious celebration. Check out our highly recommended Holy Week destinations in CDO and nearby areas.

Cagayan de Oro Holy Week Destinations 2015:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine

The shrine is frequented by local devotees and nature lovers during Holy Week and is becoming popular over the years. To get to the Shrine itself, pilgrims have to trek a 4km trail, crossing through a zigzag of 9 rivers connecting barangay Tablon, Agusan and Balubal. Barangay Tablon is just a few minutes away from the Divisoria center town. You’ll see a lot of people carrying long wooden sticks when trekking the rivers going to the shrine.

Divine Mercy Shrine

Located in the small town of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, a 45-minute ride away from Cagayan de Oro City. The shrine opened in 2008 and since then devotees from all around the country became very fascinated by the grandeur and beauty of the 50-foot statue of Jesus Christ. A lot of devotees from around the Philippines visit the miraculous shrine during the lenten season, especially during Good Friday.

Camiguin Island Walkway To The Old Volcano

During the Panaad Festival in Camiguin, devotees trek the popular walkway located in Bonbon, a few kilometers away from Catarman. Life size statues that depict the 14 Stations of the Cross dot the trail which leads to the Old Volcano’s peak. Scenic views of the island can be seen once you arrive at the mountain peak.

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