Well, it’s almost May. . .and we are honoring San Pascual Baylon de Guinarona with a Centennial Fiesta!
To us, Guinarona Fiesta in the Philippines, is the event. Not even Christmas comes close. Although the fiesta is too much work, it’s a miracle that we go through the rigmarole with high spirits. Having a huge house to clean up in preparation is no joke either. Like two weeks before May 17, we would clear awnings, alcoves and exteriors with escuba–really a cluster of woody weeds bunched up like a broom, but with a long handle, the better to scour every nook and cranny.
And boy do we have to apply tons of red wax to the wooden floor, then polish it with a million strokes of the bunot. But then what happens is that your floor becomes a sad spectacle with the fiesta traffic. It’s like, why do we have to clean up, polish up with all the mess afterwards? Aren’t fiestas crazy?
Then participating in…
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