Sto. Nino fiesta
Last weekend, the Philippines celebrated the fiesta of Sto. Nino in honor of the child Jesus.. Celebrations were held throughout the Philippines including Manila, Cebu and Aklan. In Manila, parades began early and continue throughout the day. To start them off, school children fill the streets followed by groups of dancers performing traditional dance steps passed down from the first people of this area. Many floats and participants boasting various themes of Jesus as a child follow. Everyone and anyone is invited to join on the festivities.
Apart from the street dancing, another very commonly seen during fiestas are the "banderitas" or little flags, hung across the street. Various colourful paper are strung on nylon cords and then hung across the street to give an extra burst of color and excitement. Shown here are the banderitas in an area called Paco, a quaint place right in the middle of Manila.
If you happen to visit Manila anytime soon, it's always a good idea to visit places celebrating their fiestas as aside from the banderitas and the streetdancing, food is always great! Mmmm yumm!!
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