Saturday, January 14, 2012

PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS #9: PENAFRANCIA VIVA LA VIRGEN


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PENAFRANCIA VIVA LA VIRGEN
3rd week of September/ Naga City

The feast of "Penafrancia Viva la Virgen" is Bicol Region's biggest celebration that combines religion with culture and tradition, packing it all in a 9-day fiesta of biblical proportions.  Stay until sundown for stirring climax:  the fluvial parade as it make its way down the river, surrounded by a sea of glowing candles - a fitting end of this truly spiritual occasion.  (Photography by Jade Tamboon).
Source:  DOT website

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1 comment:

God Antifornicator said...

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