Larga Festival | An Overview
Sun-Kissed Farmer's Hat
Fiesta scenes in town
Crowd in front of the town hall
Local Products in one stop
Town Plaza crowd
Purple Cabbage, a must-try in Sta. Catalina
Preparing for the street dancing
It was not as grand as the other popular festivals in the Philippines but for a simple quiet town like Sta. Catalina, this must be something worth watching and cherishing for.
I don't know why this event feels like so special to me. I don't live here although some of good friends of mine are from here. Maybe because I have a deep respect to farmers because the way they raise their families as farmers are just greater than anyone else on my point of view.
Now the kids, on which I am sure some of them are children of farmers are dancing on the streets promoting their products with good pride and greatness. That's the essence of this festival! Yes, I might have discovered why it feels so special to me.
It was a pure celebration. The farmers' kids themselves danced gracefully with pride in their gestures. Unlike any other festivals that become so commercialized leading to real competitions (although I am not against with the concept), Larga Festival was more of a passion. The children for sure can't help but to perceive that the town's farmers (their parents, and including them) are real heroes. Without their parents, this festival is meaningless. Indeed, the festival was full of meaning. This is their day!
Caroza in motion
Little vegetable vendors, a simulation
With emphasis on the green necklace made from Sili
Shy little girl
Baskets of vegetables
Kids on street party!
A necklace made from fresh sili
There was only 1 background music used and it played so loud so that the whole poblacion and the people watching along the main street can hear. Imagine how loud should that be and I was just near to one of the speakers.