Viva la Virgin!
When: 3rd Saturday in September.
Where: Naga City, Philippines.
A spectacular water procession carries a statue of the Blessed Virgin of Peñafrancia on a decorated flatboat. Along the river banks hundreds and thousands of devotees shouting “Viva la Virgin” watch as the Virgin is carried to her Basilica along the Bicol River from the Metropolitan Cathedral where she has been resting for the last 9 days.
The Peñafrancia Fiesta is Naga City’s biggest annual celebration and in true Filipino style the week preceding the celebration features parades, a sports festival, exhibitions, a regatta and of course the obligatory beauty pageant.
When is Penafrancia Fiesta?
There are many events surrounding the Fiesta but the main fluvial parade is always on the third Saturday of September.
Food and Drink
Chicken Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines. Drink Long Island tea cocktail or Brandy with Ice Tea powder
Travel to the Philippines
If you can’t get a direct flight to Naga City then look at the other airports in the Philippines and get an internal flight to Naga. Manila is the Capital City. Book flights and hotels with ebookers.com. You may need to search for flights and hotels separately.
Dates / venues may be subject to change or cancellation. Distances may be straight-line estimates. Please verify information before booking.
Enjoy your trip! And when you’re home we’d love you to come back and tell us all about it!