The festivity is being held every 24th day of June to honor the birth of St. John. The Saint was said to be the one who baptized Jesus Christ. He also the forerunner of the idea that people must be baptise before the coming of Christ.
San Juan Fiesta is primarily celebrated in San Juan City, Metro Manila or in any part of the Philippines where their patron saint is ST. John.
Filipinos go out in their house and join the crowd in a new way of merry making. Children are giggling while chasing each other. Once their playmates are close enough they would throw water to them as hard as they can. They also use water guns. The older men prefer using hose and squirt it to anyone they see. Some prepared buckets of water infront of their house early in the morning to be used later. Even fire Trucks are used to join the celebration.In some provinces, they would rather have an outing with the whole family at the beach.
Marisse Pabro Cadayong
Leyte Normal University Intern