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Noli Me Tangere: Summary and Analysis of Chapter 29 (The Morning)

The day of the fiesta starts with the sound of gongs and fireworks.  Everyone is dressed at his or her best, with all the ornaments, trimmings, and frills -- everyone, that is, except Tasyo the Philosopher.  All the people are excited to hear mass, curious to know what Friar Damaso's sermon will be about. 

Points of Note:
In this chapter Rizal discusses the reason for the christening of the Chinese.  This is somewhat related to their endeavors at acquiring Filipino citizenship: It's all about business.

Rizal further describes many more observations regarding religious celebrations in the Philippines, especially in the point of view of the church.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: What does Rizal say about the Franciscan cassock that is being put up for sale?
Answer: He comments that it is enough to make a cunning merchant wealthy.

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