La Carlota Pasalamat Festival On Its Way
|La Carlota City Today|
There are a lot of surprises for this year's edition as disclosed by the planning committee in a recent held at the function hall of the city. Barangay and school organizers, and NGOs with participating tribes attended the half-day meeting presided by Acting City Adminstrator Rommel C. Tam.
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The Blessings of Thanksgiving Rituals
The usual 12 thanksgiving rituals will be done by the Sangguniang Panlunsond Members. These rituals may include the blessing of fire, the blessing of money, the blessing of water, the blessing of fruits, the blessing of soil, and the blessing of timber.
Moreover, the other offerings are the blessing of goods, the blessing of kindness, the blessing of harmony, the blessing of peace, the blessing of youth, and the blessing of harvest.
The Negros Occidental vice governor Genaro M Alvarez, Jr., and governor Alfredo G. Marañon will share thoughts on the importance of festival and its relations to the economy and tourism of the country.
Official Declaration of Opening of the Festival
Mayor Juliet M. Ferrer will declare the official opening of Pasalamat Cultural and Arts Festival 2015. Then it will be followed by cutting of the ceremonial ribbon.
The 15-minute beating of drums of respective tribes and the blasting of siren will subdue the entire place afterwards. Then it will be followed by a nearly-an-hour of fireworks or pyrotechnics show on the sky of the city, which will enliven the entire festival park.
Let's go La Carlota and join with the crowd as the week-long Pasalamat Festival unfolds on April 27 and ends on May 3. Most awaited event on the said festival is the Search for Festival Queen on Saturday at the festival.
Official Pasalamat Hymn (video)