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PATRONAL TOWN FIESTA

The Patronal Town Fiesta is celebrated every 21st day of June. This is in honor of the Patron Saint, St. Aloysius Gonzaga. On the early morning of the day, drum, lyre and bugle bands starts to go around the town to wake the people and welcome the day with joy. Around 8:30 o'clock a.m., a concelebrated mass officiated by the Bishop and the different parish priests in the Diocese who choose to attend the celebration is held.  After the concelebrated mass, the Caracol follows, this is the traditional fluvial procession. This starts at Barangay Manggagawa and ends somewhere at the shore in Barangay Manlayo. Then the merrymaking and street dance of costumed participants culminates the caracol festival. In the afternoon, the last church rite is the mass for the Munting Sambayanang Kristiyano, or the local religious organizations in the barangay. This is followed by a grand procession of the different patron saints of the Munting Sambayanga Kristiyano with St. Aloysius Gonzaga in the last end of the procession. The celebration continues until the evening with dance party and fireworks display.

Caracol 2000 as captured in Pictures

                    
                 
SANTACRUZAN - MAYFLOWER FESTIVAL

The Santacruzan or Mayflower Festival is celebrated annually during the whole month of May.  A novena prayer and offering of flowers for Mama Mary is held every day at the catholic church.  Here, civic and religious organizations take turn everyday and lead the children in offering fresh flowers for the Virgin Mary.  Mayflower Festival culminates at a grand Santacruzan procession where the most beautiful ladies from within and outside the town were invited to be Sagalas or Reynas. 

After the procession, the prominent Sagalas which are the Reyna delas Flores, Reyna Elena, Reyna Emperatriz, Reyna Sentenciada and Reyna Rosa Mistica recites the LUWA or chant of endearment for Mama Mary.

Mayflower Festival ends with a Ballroom Party at night where the Incoming and Outgoing Hermanos y Hermanas and Hermanitos y Hermanitas as well as the Sagalas and their Escorts are presented to the public. 

SEAFOODS  FESTIVAL

To promote local tourism and to make it widely known all over the country that Guinayangan is a legitimate Seafoods Paradise of Quezon, the Municipal Tourism Council initiated in 2003 the hosting of the Seafoods Festival.  The Festival was so successful that it draws thousands of people from within and outside the municipality out on the street and enjoyed the whole-day festivities.  Because of the success of the Festival, the Council vowed to hold it annually.  The Seafoods Festival will then be held every 20th day of June, a day before the Town Fiesta.  Among the highlights of the 1st Seafoods Festival is the booth exhibition of fresh Seafoods, Agricultural and Livelihood Products where people could buy whatever is exhibited in the booths. 

   

Major crowd drawer of the 1st Seafoods Festival is the Street Dancing Competition where students, civic and people's organization form groups of 30 participants in costumes to vie for the Grand Prize. 

   

Click HERE to view some more pictures of the Street Dancing Competition

Click HERE to view some more pictures of the Street Dancing Exhibitions

SEPTEMBER AFFAIR

September Affair is the annual reunion of all parishioners of St. Aloysius Gonzaga held during the month of September.  Usually, this is held at a selected venue in Metro Manila and organized by the Manila Group.   Here, old friends and relatives even those from abroad gather and party all night long.  Actually, this is a fund raising campaign where the proceeds of the Affair is for the development and improvement of the Parish of St. Aloysius Gonzaga such as for constructions and rehabilitations of the parish church and catholic center.  Distinguished and prominent people of Guinayangan, Quezon never fails to attend the September Affair.  Distinguished guests and leaders with their pledge of supports often graced the occasion.

 

 
   
 
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