The Consulate of the Republic of the Philippines in the Republic of Moldova congratulates the Philippine population with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The Consulate of the Republic of the Philippines in the Republic of Moldova congratulates the Philippine population with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is celebrated with particular attention and ceremony in the Philippine Catholic Church. Filipino Catholics have an especially strong devotion to Mary. Under the title of the Immaculate Conception, she was declared Patroness of the Philippines in 1942.

The celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is preceded by nine days of Novena Masses, and the church is specially decorated for these Masses. The nine days also include a variety of cultural shows, talent shows, and livelihood training sessions.

Source: https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/philippines/feast-immaculate-conception