Why Filipinos Celebrate Fiestas
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Why Filipinos Celebrate Fiestas

Filipinos generally love fiestas and they celebrate these events to honor the different saints that they believe have miraculous powers.

For hundreds of years, the Filipinoshave been celebrating fiestas of different kinds to honor their saints and give importance to the miracles that the saints have gifted them. Filipinos generally love fiestas and celebrations because this is a part of their life.

The Philippines is perhaps one of the countries with the most yearly celebrations and events. The most highlighted are the fiestas in different places as celebration for the patron saints which were introduced before by the Spanish conquistadores. The Philippines has been ruled by the Spanish government for three hundred and thirty-three years which made the Philippines a highly religious country.

There are countless fiestas in the Philippines and these festivals are celebrated in honor of the different saints. The Spanish rule in the Philippines for many years has taught the Filipinos to love fiestas of all types. The Filipinos generally love and are excited with all types of festivals which are celebrated yearly in different places in the Philippines.

The celebrations come in different months so if you are planning to visit the Philippines anytime of the year; you will be able to witness a festival that you haven’t seen in any part of the world. Filipinos love to celebrate festivals with plenty of activities including food. The roasted pig which they call “Lechon” is the best delicacy that highlights the food during fiestas. There is no excitement if there is no lechon because this is the most delicious food that a Filipino family could offer to the guests during festivals.

Filipinos are generally fond of good food. There are countless delicious dishes that Filipinos could cook. These dishes are local and international. Filipinos are good cooks and they learn fast. Today, the Filipino cook does not only cook local Filipino dishes but international dishes learned from different kitchens from all over the world.

The fiestas are enjoyed by many tourists when they visit the Philippines. There are different types of fiestas that the tourists in the Philippines could witness when they want to visit the Philippines anytime of the year.

The fiestas are celebrated for different reasons. Some fiestas are celebrated to thank the patron saint for a good harvest. Some are celebrated to show how much the people love the saint and some fiestas are celebrated to ask for blessings from the saints. In short, fiestas are celebrated because of the people’s love for the different saints.

Many Filipinos have lived their lives believing in the miraculous power of the saints. This is the reason why many Filipinos celebrate fiestas to honor the saints and thank them for the blessings they are bestowing the Filipino people.

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Very nice article about the Filipino culture on celebration. Voted up