Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Year That Was 2013: Fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepcion in Los Baños, Laguna

Another long-conceived plan that was finally realized last year was to be (at least) present in the annual feast of the Immaculate Concepcion in the town of Los Baños in Laguna. There have been instances in the past that I was able to pass through the town on a feast day and I’ve seen the festive mood of the people there. 

We saw a traditional parade complete with a full marching band. There was also the usual cidera where all sorts of stuff were being sold, from religious items to native food products to plastic slippers. The area for perya was not that big though. What really makes a short stay in Los Baños Bayan quite worthwhile is seeing those people there just having fun in the Paciano Rizal Park near the Laguna Lake. Sundays are always a reason to them to be carefree. Cool winds. Soothing views. That’s Los Baños Bayan.

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