The occasion called fiesta

Discussion in 'Pinoy Culture' started by Alexandoy, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    Fiesta can be a town fiesta or a barrio fiesta in the rural areas although the urbanites have their counterpart fiesta as well. A fiesta is a community festivity that is related to the Catholic religion. Residents usually prepare food and expect visitors from other places just like a real occasion similar to a birthday party. The town fiesta usually comes with the perya which is the local carnival and the parade in the daytime and the procession in the evening. It is so much fun to experience a fiesta.
     
  2. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    The perya is installed about 2 weeks before the actual fiesta day that normally falls on a Sunday. On the night before, there can be an amateur singing contest and a local beauty pageant although most pageants are for the gay candidates which also has cash prizes. The parade consists of the local government officials together with the muses that usually are the pageant candidates.
     
  3. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    The fiesta culminates in the procession led by the parish priest with the participants holding lighted candles. At the tail end of the parade is the musical band that renders religious songs but sometimes modern music as well. The procession ends in the home of the sponsor that has food for the priest and the church leaders.Sometimes there are parlor games or raffle but only in rare times.
     
  4. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    Palaro is the parlor games that is played like an olympic with players preparing a week before. The most popular parlor game in the fiesta is the palo sebo which is a tall bamboo pole that is stuck on the ground where the contestants would climb one by one. Take note that the bamboo pole has cooking oil all over that it is slippery. The climber who reaches the top and takes the flag will be the winner.
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  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Be aware that government official get involved in the celebration as part of their political agenda. The mayor would usually sponsor the prizes for the street games and the councilors would donate cash for the enjoyment of the public. The amateur singing contest has a grand prize also donated by the local politicians.