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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!




 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

 

 

ARAQUIO FESTIVAL

 

 Nueva Ecija Araquio FestivalPhoto from:  decktheholidays.blogspot.com

 

The Araquio Festival is one of a kind in the Philippines and in the world. It is Nueva Ecija’s very own theatrical-religious presentations dating back to the time os the Spanish conqustadors. Nueva Ecija is a province in Central Luzon, also known as the rice granary of the Philippines as it produces one-third of the country’s rice supply.

Araquio festival is traditionally held in the month of May in this province. The performing groups gather at Cabanatuan City, the goverment seat of Nueva Ecija. The weeklong festival aims to recreate the expansion of Christianity and the war between Christians and Muslims. The festival features vivacious beats and brass bands, spirited choreography and moving voices embraced with a daunting literary piece.

The Araquio Festival is usually presented in May during town fiest, the feast of the cross. Because the date of the fest varies from one town to another, Neuva Ecija can be considered an Araquio province in the month of May. This festival starts with a Eucharistic Mass celebratioon and ends with the ever-elaborate Flores de Mayo. Each performing group is given a day or two to perform in the town plaza and thus it becomes a weeklong presentation when there are many groups lined up. – infohostels.com

 

Nueva Ecija Araquio FestivalPhoto from:  decktheholidays.blogspot.com

 

Held every 2nd Sunday of May, in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija, the Araquio Festival is a traditional procession and dramatization of the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helena and her son, the Emperor Constantine, where Jesus Christ was crucified.

Similarly, the komedya or moro-moro carries on in some villages such as Poblacion (2nd Sunday of May), Las Pinas (May 11 – 12), Sto. Tomas (1st Sunday of May), San Jose (3rd Sunday of May) and Pinasahan (May 21-122).

Dating back from the Spanish colonial period, the festival features vivacious beats of brass bands, spirited choreography and moving voices embraced with a daunting literary piece. Written in ancient Tagalog, the script tells about the feud of the Muslims and Christians that started over territories. It shows how Christians used the power of the cross symbolizing their faith in defeating the Muslims, who later retaliated by way of stealing the cross from them. Many battles preceded the retrieval of the cross, which in the end led to the Christening of the Muslims.  – Text from:  visitmyphilippines.com

 

Nueva Ecija Araquio FestivalPhoto from:  infohostels.com

 

 

 

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