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Celebrations by the sea

 

It’s not summer but almost all the people in Jagna were found along the beaches stretching the town on June 29. People coming from as far as Calabacita, an inner barangay bordering Sierra Bullones, came down and celebrated with other Jagnaanons.

June 29 is one of the most awaited and celebrated dates in the calendar by Jagnaanons. It is the feast day of St. Peter. A mass always opens St. Peter’s feast day in the town. People from all walks of life gather at the beaches in celebration of this event after the mass.

It has been an age old tradition to be at the beach at this date. Some bring their own baon. Some people from along the beach celebrate by preparing a feast and everyone invited as well as those “walk-in” may avail of the food served.  

In some coastal barangays, events like boat racing contests are done which may be participated by people from other barangays. Some have swimming contests while others conceptualize their own entertainment to enjoy the day.

St. Peter’s day is a fun-filled day not only for children but for adults as well. It is a time for celebrating unity and oneness among all the people – rich and poor. 

 

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