In celebration of the annual fiesta honoring St. John the Baptist, the town of Calumpit, Bulacan holds a fluvial parade along the beautiful Calumpit River every June 23, to the delight of the locals and visitors.
Numerous beautifully decorated pagodas from each barangay participate in this fluvial parade that is already a tradition to Bulacaños. The locals sing, dance and douse water to “baptize” passers-by.
Be prepared to get wet, sing your heart out, dance to your delight and expect to have fun once you join the Libad Festival in Calumpit, Bulacan!
How to get there:
From Manila: There are plenty of buses going to Calumpit, Bulacan along Edsa. Be sure to check the signage of the bus going to CALUMPIT. There are frequent buses at bus stops in SM North Edsa. There are also FX taxis and vans offering a ride to CALUMPIT.
Photo from: Eljudie Cortez