From: Saturday, September 15 2007, 7:00 pm
to: Sunday, September 16 2007, 6:59 pm
A triumphant, water-borne procession carrying a statue of the Virgin is the highlight of Naga City's biggest annual celebration, the PeÃ±afrancia Fiesta. An image of the Blessed Virgin of PeÃ±afrancia travels back to her Basilica on the Bicol River from the Metropolitan Cathedral.
The procession is a phenomenal spectacle - the statue bobbing on the decorated boat is surrounded by her devotees and cheered by hundreds of locals.
The week preceding the celebration features parades, a sports festival, exhibitions, a regatta and a beauty pageant.