Town Fiesta... and Unexpected TB Meetup
Pampanga Travel Blog› entry 3 of 14 › view all entries
July 26, Town Fiesta of Sta Ana, Pampanga. Obviously, they are celebrating the feast of
Normally, fiesta is a day of exuberance and immoderation.
Back to the fiesta that I went to, it was the same house where I spent my Holy Friday and Black Saturday (see other two blogs). Throwing a good feast for this household was not an issue. This was more of a thanksgiving for them • visitors who were mostly friends and families celebrated fiesta with them and for a normal Filipino, celebration means eating, endless eating I would say. Since this was in Pampanga, people here are known for their tradition of good cooking. I was not disappointed a bit. They prepared, well my favorite foods - kare-kare, dinuguan, kilayin to name a few. They also served variety of yummy rice cakes.
After eating, we went to the town’s small museum located next to the church. My friend (a TB member: balayan)who invited us to this fiesta has put up this museum which displays items about the town’s old church since it is an ecclesiastical museum-- it contains history of the local church together with it, are the old pictures of the church exterior and interior, pictures of past and current parish priests, priests and other religious from this town. This is such a noble act and a good way to create an awareness to the people about places like this.... maybe I should put up something like this in my hometown... hmmm. We stayed there for less than an hour. It was really a decent a museum.
After the museum, we visited another house owned by the auntie of our friend. This is another practice • to hop from one house to another. Since we are still full from our previous meal, we all settled for some desserts • variety of sticky rice cake. I was feeling full from all of this carbo-loading but I am not complaining... This is what I call - sweet life. J
We went back to my friend’s place, thinking of going home since it was already dark.
And for the unexpected TB meetup - a friend brought with a friend who turned out to be another TB member.