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    Paete's Salibanda: Sto. Niño Festival History: More Than A Hundred Years

    The Salibanda is a centuries old devotion in Paete, Laguna where an image of the Sto. Niño is paraded around town beginning at Paete Church (on the third and last Sundays of January at 12nn), westward towards Wawa Park and Laguna de Bay lakeshore for a short fluvial parade then winds around town for a "wet and wild" water festival. The parade culminates at Paete Town Plaza where the whole town square full of people gets really wet even with the participation of Paete Fire Station "bumbero."

    These pictures of Salibanda were taken using a Nikon D80 with 18-200 VR lens covered with plastic waterproof case to protect it from water. You may notice haze and water on the photos due to this setup

    Read this article on Salibanda History for more information and narratives:

    The traditional color worn by revelers is red, the use of this yellow color may have been due to the club

    a spray of water greets the "party people" en route to Wawa Park





    Salibanda actually means "sali sa banda" (join the band)


    Dare to join Paete Salibanda next year or in the future?

    Salibanda Schedule:
    third and last Sunday of January (it coincides with the Sinulog, Ati-atihan)
    om January 18, 2015 then with the Dinagyang on January 25, 2015

    Related Posts:

    Salibanda History Sto. Niño
    January Festival Schedule Sto. Niño
    Legend of Ati-atihanStar Toll

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 5:00 PM,

    1 Comments:

    At Jan 23, 2016, 2:39:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Please visit our hometown guys! Thanks. :)

     

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