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Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:11

Fiesta Hermosa’s socio-cultural activities culminate today, the eve of the feast day of Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar, with a parade of colorful floats and captivating street dances from the downtown area to the Baliwasan grandstand at 1pm and the fireworks display at the Paseo del Mar at 10pm.

Mayor Celso Lobregat will lead city officials and guests in the different activities today, as he invites people from far and wide to the festival of songs, dances, presentations and other activities in honor of Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar

Tomorrow, October 12, the feast day of the La Virgen del Pilar, the activities will be concentrated at the Fort Pilar Shrine where all religious activities will be held. It will be highlighted by the grand procession at 3pm from the Metropolitan Cathedral to the Shrine and the high mass at the shrine at 5pm.

Mayor Lobregat has emphasized that amidst all the fun and excitement of the celebration, people should not forget the center of the celebration which is the Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar.

Fiesta Hermosa is a celebration of people’s love and devotion to the blessed Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar. “We have received so much from her benevolence and we hope for her continued guidance and protection of our city and people”, the mayor said.

The mayor stressed that aside from people’s devotion to La Virgen del Pilar, Fiesta Hermosa also affords Zamboanguenos the opportunity to showcase what is good, the positive, the best and the beautiful about Zamboanga and this is aptly verbalized in this year’s theme “Fiesta Hermosa: Mas Alegre na Zamboanga!”.

Yesterday, the city of Zamboanga staged Wow Sardinas, a boodle-fight style of eating sardines with matching crackers on banana leaves-covered table stretching the entire boulevard.

Fiesta Hermosa kicked off Oct. 1 with a series of activities that range from sports events, art exhibits, cultural presentations, agri-trade fair and a myriad of other activities and not to forget the religious activities.  Many other activities will continue until the end of October. — Sheila Covarrubias