Flores De Mayo

The Philippines is still predominantly a Catholic country. As such, every month of May we have the month-long festival “Flores de Mayo” (“Flowers of May”) that honors the Virgin Mary. It is highlighted by the Santacruzan (from the Spanish “santa cruz,” meaning “Holy Cross”), a procession usually held towards the end of the month, to celebrate Queen Helena of Constantinople’s search for and finding of the true cross on which Jesus was crucified.

Agility celebrated the month of May with its own version of the Flores De Mayo, wherein each participating remote team adorned their areas with flower-decorated arches and chose their own reyna (queen) to represent them. This simple activity not only brought the teams together and challenged their creativity; but also paid tribute to a colorful and religious Filipino tradition.