Last Sunday, February 28th, our barangay celebrated the Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo. We always celebrate it every last Sunday of February. It is something that I personally look forward to each year because I get to witness what Filipino hospitality and religious devotion is all about.
|Young boys carry on their backs the statue of St. Augustine of Hippo and parade it around the whole barangay.|
Elderlies danced on the streets following St. Augustine wearing the Philippines' traditional baro at saya. We call this tradition karakol. It is a colorful form of thanksgiving dance practiced in all parts of the Philippines for their patron saint. Anyone can participate, even if you do not know how to dance.