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  Penafrancia Festival

Penafrancia Festival

PEƑAFRANCIA FESTIVAL
Sept. 19, 2004 3rd Sunday
Naga City, Camarines Sur

The PeƱafrancia Festival is considered the biggest Marian celebration and one of this nation's premiere festivals, this is a month-long, city-wide, fun-filled, multi-cultural, family-oriented celebration as different events lined-up such as - the civic and military parades, a sports fest, exhibits, a regatta, cultural shows, a beauty pageant, and other colorful competitions - it's the biggest celebration and the greatest community benefit. It combines religion with culture and tradition, packing it all in a 9-day fiesta of biblical proportions.

As devotees and guests stay until sundown for stirring climax: the fluvial parade as it makes its way down the river, surrounded by a sea of glowing candles - a fitting end of this truly spiritual occasion.

The religious observance starts nine days before the feast day, that is the second Friday of September. Male devotees carry the statue of one of the most adored Marian images in the Philippines to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Then, a nine-day novena is held before the returning of the statue to her shrine down the Bicol River. Once the statue reaches the river, it is placed carefully aboard a detailed pagoda and rowed down the river by an all-male crew.

This pagoda is escorted by canoes, bamboo rafts and brightly decorated motorboats. As nightfall approaches, brightly lit candles provide light giving a magnificent sight of sparkling jewels in a sea of darkness.

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