Bohol Fiestas

Like in other Philippine provinces, a fiesta is a hallmark of Bohol, celebrated by a town or a barrio each day for the whole month of May in honor of its patron saint. Characterized by an abundance of food and merriment, this is also the time for family reunions when family members from places far and near gather to keep in touch with loved ones.Traditionally, a novena is made each day for 9 days before the fiesta, and nightly activities or presentations are usually done. During the vesperas or vesper day, the day before the fiesta, a procession is held. A misa pontifica or pontifical mass is done at church during the day itself, followed by a smorgasbord of sumptuous meals at each home.

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