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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Zamboanga Hesmosa Festival 2007 & Fiesta Pilar

I missed some of the events of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival and Fiesta Pilar on October 12, 2007 because I was in Manila for a seminar.

photo courtesy of Jan Santos

One of the events during the festival is the Street Dance competition. Since Zamboanga changed it's promotional identity to being the Asia's Latin City, the Street Dance competition features costumes that mix the colors that reflects the vinta and the Hispanic inspired flowing skirts. The said festivity is similar to the Mardi Gras of the Latin countries.

Aside from missing the Street Dance Contest, I also missed the Fiesta Pilar. The fiesta is a tribute to the Lady of Pilar. My father is one of the devotees of the Lady of Pilar. He made a promise to light a candle in For Pilar every the fiesta. Since I am the only son who is based here in Zamboanga, I was the one who goes with him during fiestas to light candles. Unfortunately, I missed that this year.

There are still several activities that are on-going and will be conducted in the coming days. There are still time to catch up with the festivities. :)

3 comments:

fafarrahzzi said...

*sigh....* i suddenly miss home so very much..

cool site you got here, mr. rye. and you take uber nice pictures, too. =)

SpideRye said...

Thanks fafarrahzzi for the comment. hope you can visit regularly. :)

fafarrahzzi said...

you betcha. =P