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BULUSEÑOS CELEBRATE TOWN FIESTA & 372ND FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY
one of the most significant occasions to every Buluseño is the feast day
celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, St. James the Greater
– its intercessor and protector.
Held every 24th & 25th of July, this tradition
started in the year 1630 with the creation of Bulusan as an independent parish
from Casiguran. Leaning on to what
some history books declare – that Bulusan became a pueblo civil a year
later, it would be safe to declare that the town itself as a political unit
celebrates its 372nd anniversary this year.
The annual town fiesta is a perfect opportunity of opening up doors in
showcasing the town’s distinct tourism character.
With this is a reminder of God’s genius, the many natural wonders that
abound in the locality – an absolute evidence of His existence.
This year’s theme, “VISIT BULUSAN 2003: A Key to Becoming an
Eco-tourism Destination of the Philippines”, is complemented by various
activities underscoring the national advocacy for a “culture of tourism” and
enhancement of ecological consciousness.
Among the activities were:
Community Clean & Green Drive
Barangay Mid-Year Monitoring & Evaluation of Nutrition Program
Amateur Boxing Tournament
Drum & Lyre Corps Competition
Barangay Night/Raffle Draw/Awards Night
occasion was made even more spectacular with the presence of some personalities
from the local entertainment industry like actress Alma Concepcion, comedian
Dinky Doe, and Kevin Bernal. (Tsinoleespaño)
Vol. XV No.8 (June - August 2003)
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