Cavite City Regada Water Festival

10 more days and Cavite City turns wet & wild, again!

Regada Festival
June 22- 29 : Cavite City (Regada Proper – June 24th)

It has been a yearly tradition to celebrate the Cavite City Water Festival more popularly known as “REGADA” every June. The annual tourism oriented festival has evolved into a combined environmental, religious and cultural activity. More so, the month of June is significant in Cavite City’s history for its lasting contribution to Philippine independence and history.

“BE PREPARED TO GET WET,” warned Cavite City’s local officials to the guests and visitors of their Annual Water Festival. A wet and wild festival awaits tourist and other visitors when they come to the historic city to celebrate the feast of St. John the Baptist.

“Regada” was derived the spanish word “regar” from the chavacano speaking Cavitenos, which means water or to sprinkle. In a bid to hold the biggest water festival, Regada, will be staged in the one kilometer stretch along P. Burgos Avenue. The main thorougfare will be rigged with sprinklers and mobile sound system to transform P. Burgos Avenue into what could be the biggest wet party in the country.

Students and townfolks will fill the avenue to participate in the wet street dancing dubbed as “Basayawan sa Kalye”. The participants will interpret the essence of the yearly water festival through colorful costumes and body movements and dance to the music provided by the giant mobile sound systems installed along P. Burgos Avenue.

The festival culminates with the holding of Caracol ni San Juan Bautista at around 11 o’clock in the moring, a fitting climax to the festival’s origin in honor of St. John the Baptist in which people celebrate for the blessing by joining the “Paulan”.

Regada started in 1996 during the tenure of the Mayor Tim Encarnacion and from then on, was held every year thereon during the month of June.

source: http://www.lakbaypilipinas.com/

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12 Responses to Cavite City Regada Water Festival

  1. joyce ira says:

    kind of excited for this event! 😆

  2. fionixe says:

    wey!! lingo ang Regada! ^_^ :mrgreen: S

    yet, ampayat ko pa nung 2005… 😯

  3. jhamez says:

    :roll: pede bang sumama… ulit? 😆

  4. DarkBlak says:

    sayang may pasok ako sa June 24 🙁

  5. poell says:

    jhamez punta lang!

  6. ariel says:

    Ang saya saya….sana next year marami pang banda para mas masaya…..

  7. "Mr. White on Whites" AKA "the boy wonder" AKA "I'm the 1 that yo momma warned you about" AKA "I got an "S" on my chest" says:

    who are you guys??????? that 2006 top middle picture, i used to live around that area “THAT’S MY HOOD”, i was there last november. Last time i celebrated regada was back in 00′.

  8. joe emerson says:

    😛 :roll:
    astig to mga pre……sama kau sa regada

  9. David says:

    😆 Smile and be happy is the motto :mrgreen:

  10. arlene says:

    ” Students and townfolks will fill the avenue to participate in the wet street dancing dubbed as “Basayawan sa Kalye”. The participants will interpret the essence of the yearly water festival through colorful costumes and body movements and dance to the music provided by the giant mobile sound systems installed along P. Burgos Avenue. ”

    Yes, just like street dancing on Cebu. Colorful costumes and lots of dancing on the street. I find it very festive when Filipino celebrates an event. All out costumes that you find it very unique. Hmm, I wonder when I can go there.

  11. Thanks for sharing!! 😉

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