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Philippines’ religious May festivals turning into tourist attractions
While many of these festivals have religious beginnings they are now becoming secular and are being promoted as tourist attractions
Karakol: A street dance of faith
Bohol is supposed to sink a few meters in May, the fiesta month, because the population of the island multiplies up to four times when families come home
Where have all the ‘Santacruzan’ and ‘Flores de Mayo’ gone?
The Santacruzan now being held as a pageant is an indication of how the Catholic Church has been losing its grip on the faithful
Kahalagahan at kasagraduhan sa ‘fiesta month,’ panawagan ng obispo ng Tagbilaran
“Nakikiusap ako sa lahat na panatilihin natin ang kasagraduhan ng mga pista na bahagi na ng ating buhay,” sabi ng obispo
Photos: Celebrating faith in a southern Philippine town
The sleepy little town of Dapitan in the southern Philippines comes to life every 24th of July to celebrate their faith
Forego ‘fiestas,’ religious gatherings to avoid spread of COVID, Filipino Catholics...
A 'fiesta' is commonly about the celebration of a city's or a village's patron saint, or of harvest especially during the month of May
Bohol used to ‘sink’ during the month of May
It has always been a joke that Bohol “sinks” during the month May because the population multiplies twice, thrice, or even four times
Catholics in Mindanao town celebrate tradition amid pandemic limitations
For the first time Since the 1800s, the Parish of St. James in Dapitan altered the traditional celebration of the fiesta due to the pandemic
No ‘traslacion,’ fluvial procession in this year’s Peñafrancia feast
There will be no “traslacion,” the religious procession attended by millions of devotees, and no fluvial procession during this year’s celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia in Naga City.