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Fiesta: Lechon at Basaan sa Balayan Batangas
The Parada ng Lechon (roasted pig parade) a festival is held annually every 24th of June, the feast day of San Juan (Saint John the Baptist).
Lechon is one of Batangas delicacy, and even in other provinces in the Philippines. It’s a main dish most batagueños have for celebrations or fiestas. According to the old villager, lechon was served before the Spanish arrived in the Philippines. The dish became a symbol of Batangas tradition to serve lechon during celebrations.You should be aware that if you wanted to be part of this celebration you’ll going to be wet as people all over the town will eventually pour, hit, shoot you water🙂 And because I have prepared the day before, I haven’t bring my DSLR but rather borrow my friend’s under water camera to capture the smiles and everything in this event.
These are the pictures taken the day before the main event:
These are the pictures taken during the Basaan and Lechon Parade, I was literally taking a bath on the street while capturing the smiles and everything from the parade… quite a fun and overwhelming experience🙂