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Batangas City, Philippines is 111.62 Kms.
away from Manila (Rizal Monument)

BATANGAS CITY: Best of the Islands Philippines

Feasts and Festivals

Parada ng mga Lechon
A celebration the coincides with the feast of St. John the Baptist is being observed by the townfolks of Balayan town. It is called "Parada ng mga Lechon" (Roast Pig) and is celebrated every June 24 at Balayan town. Lechons coming from each barangay of the town are paraded and capped with a grand viewing of the Lechons at the plaza. After the parade, the townspeople and guests partake in the fete. The roasted pigs are dressed in accordance with the theme for the fiesta, while the townspeople engage in water-dousing.

Location : Balayan Town
How to get there : Bus companies travel direct to the town from M Manila terminals.
Travel time : About 3 hours and 45 minutes' drive from Manila

Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines

 

Subli-an sa Batangas
Held every July 23 is the Subli-an sa Batangas. The festival, originally started as a religious devotion to the Holy Cross, which later developed into a dance form calledthe Subli, a dance indigenous to Batangas. Subli is danced to the accompaniment of a song in four voices:the first voice is sung by the performer, t the second voice extolls the Holy Cross of Bauan and narrates the history of Batangas, the third voice is the "Subli" proper which combines poetry, dance and music, while the fourth voice features the observer in his search for the lost self.

The Subli is therefore an art form the culls the insights of the townsfolk and congeals this into the musical structure so designed that it is regarded as a "lesson in grace." The Subli tradition, however, has lately expanded into a festival featuring street dancing and involving the town of bauan and Batangas City, and
was lately held to coincide with the province's Foundation Day.

Location : Batangas City
How to get there : Take BLTB or any Batangas-bound bus from Manila.
Travel time : Approximately 2 1/2 hours from Manila.

Tapusan Festival
Tapusan honors the Holy Cross. It is a whole day activity which starts at about
7:00 a.m. on the first day of May. Floral offerings are laid down during the afternoon ceremonies before an old cross in the town church. The observance peaks on the 31st of May with a colorful procession. The cross is mounted on a gaily decorated float together with other floats with flowers carrying other Marian images. All the floats are radiantly and are drawn along the principal streets of the town by the participants.

Locations : Alitagtag Town


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