Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Peñafrancia Fiesta


Bicolanos have this undying devotion to the Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, our "Ina". Millions of devotees come to Naga to celebrate the fiesta. Bukas bisperas na! And by this time, I'm sure the merry making is now at its peak. I was supposed to go home for fiesta, but I have to re-sched my 'homecoming' for another time (maybe this christmas). It's been a long while now. I miss going home for fiesta.. Or could it be, I simply miss HOME right now? I don't know. I guess I'm having the symptoms of "melancholy" these days. And this fiesta celebration is rubbing it in.

More about Peñafrancia festival here .

12 comments:

Tani said...

Hi. So that's when the Feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia is... I've been wondering about that. I'm a Marian devotee too. Maybe someday, September next year maybe, I can go to Naga City for the feast day. and maybe side trip to those beaches Cam Sur is now famous for. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Loren. Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your kind words.

This must be a beautiful and much anticipated event in Naga. Thanks for sharing.

piebuko said...

Hello,
Happy fiesta po! :)

LOREN said...

Tani--
Hi! Expect a jampack of people. A lot of visitors come from all over Bicol (and from other places as well). And then, who knows, maybe you can blog about your experience and about Naga City na rin, di ba?.. Thanks for dropping by Tani!

LOREN said...

Rach--
Hi! Indeed, it is a major event not only in Naga City but for the whole of Bicol since Our Lady of Peñafrancia is the patroness of the region.. Good day Rach, and goodluck again for the upcoming Blog Awards!

LOREN said...

Piebuko (Tin)---
Happy Fiesta!

sheng said...

Hi Loren, you also have a nice place here... I am also bloghopping at times, especially when there's a lot of "extra time" ;-)

LOREN said...

Sheng---
Thanks Sheng! And thanks for visiting my site.

Iskabitchy said...

I miss the Penafrancia Fiesta and wish I can come home too. Thanks for sharing the pic, Loren. And your story. Kaka-relate!

LOREN said...

Iskabitchy---
I know you can so relate. Lalo ka na! You are so far away from home.

gracious said...

Hi,

Got here via Shey's blog :) I'm a fellow Bicolano from Sorsogon. My mom and her friends went to this year's Penafrancia Festival :)

LOREN said...

Gracious---
Hi!! Do you know that meeting a fellow bicolano blogger excites me? Kumusta ang fiesta this year? Welcome to my blog!