Thursday, June 25, 2009

Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Yesterday was the feast of St. John the Baptist (Joannes Baptista, John the Baptizer, John the Forerunner, Juan Bautista, Yahya the Baptizer). I have known this feast when my grandparents and parents got a stall in San Juan City almost 2 decades ago. The celebration has always been fun and people are all in the streets to greet everyone with water. Aside from that, the city held their annual street dancing.

But not all the cities and towns celebrate it that way. Some have the traditional procession while others lined up many dressed lechon to commemorate the birth of their patron saint. Among some of the places that celebrate the feast aside from San Juan are Negros Occidental, Silay City, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and Balayan, Batangas.


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