This Week’s Festivals: Dec. 8-14, 2019
Dec. 8: Kaaldawan nin Virac
Culmination of the founding anniversary of the town of Virac in Catanduanes province. The festival’s name is Bicolano for birthday of Virac. There will be an ultramarathon, Marian procession, concelebrated Mass and music festival.
Dec. 14: Giant Lantern Festival
The “parol,” the quintessential Filipino Christmas symbol, lights up in a series of activities in San Fernando City, Pampanga province.
The 111-year-old tradition in San Fernando City starts with a lantern showdown, locally called “ligligan parul.”
Twelve villages in the city will join this year’s competition.
Dec. 8 to 10: Araw ng Lungsod ng Meycauayan
The city of Meycauayan in Bulacan province celebrates its 13th cityhood anniversary. On Dec. 10, 2006, residents ratified Republic Act No. 9356, Meycauayan City’s charter, through a plebiscite.
Anniversary festivities include a sportsfest, Zumba and parade.
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