Fiestas Past

In the Philippine setting, fiesta is culture and culture is fiesta.  Whereas the United States has Thanksgiving Day, the Philippines, namely each village , has the barrio fiesta:  a time for celebration, a time to give thanks, a time to reconnect with one’s roots.  And yes, the focus of the fiesta is the patron saint–its…

Class A and Class B Relics

As in Guinarona cannot be more fortunate:  We do have  the Class A and the Class B relics of San Pascual Baylon! The Class A relic has San Pascual Baylon’s bone in the center, surrounded by “petals” of lamb hide.  San Pascual used to be a shepherd, hence the symbolism. The Class B relic has…