Flores, from the Spanish word for “flowers,” also recognized as Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May), Flores de Maria (flowers of Mary) or alay (offering), and may relate to the whole Flower Festival inspired in May in purity of the Virgin Mary. It was trusted that “Flores” (short term for Flores de Mayo) developed from the previous town of Malolos in Bulacan province in 1865, when the little girls made a floral bidding to the Virgin Mary in the parish church.
The Santa Cruzan rise is accompanied by the desperate amazed of the rondalla, performing and spilling the Hail Mary in Spanish (“Dios Te Salve”). The devotees surrounding with the rise hold bright candles in their hands and sing the prayer as they go on.
After the rise, there is a pabitin (a bamboo trellis) that functions as a climaxing action for all the children to delight. The pabitin dangles candies and sweets for children to snatch or pick. It is chronic for men looking the Santacruzan to wear the established Barong Tagalog and for women to wearing some Filipiniana-inspired dress.