"Around 50 weavers were situated along Liberation Boulevard waiting for cars and motorcycles to drop by along the street and purchase directly from the vendors without going out their vehicles."
No, I am not referring to a fastfood that allows you to purchase your favorite burger and fries via drive-thru like McDonald's or Jollibee because in my walk along the streets of Vigan during the pre-Palm Sunday period, I just discovered some interesting activities and one of them is "buying a palaspas via drive-thru."
|A car stops along the way to purchase palaspas|
Palaspas is a woven stuff that is used by Roman Catholic devotees during Palm Sunday. It has been a tradition in the Philippines and the origin is rooted from a story in the Bible where Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem and the believers used palm leaves to grace the arrival of Christ.
In Vigan, palaspas-making is a vibrant business because the demand for palaspas goes extremely high every Palm Sunday since it only comes once in a year and these weavers take this opportunity to earn.
|Palaspas vendor-weavers waiting for vehicles to drop by and buy|
|In front of Simbaan a Bassit in Vigan - where the Palaspas Trade takes place|
Around 50 weavers were situated along Liberation Boulevard waiting for cars and motorcycles to drop by along the street and purchase directly from the vendors without going out their vehicles.
This is indeed a very convenient way to buy palaspas because the palaspas traders are readily available to assist every customer in drive-thru.
Of course like any other shopping stalls and fastfoods, walk-in buyers are very much welcome too!