Peñafrancia Festival 2013 Activity Schedule

September is fast approaching and one of the highlights for this month, especially for Bicol Region (Naga City), is the Peñafrancia Festival. To those who are spending their days in Bicol you might experience some of the activities below or perhaps this could be good reasons to travel and enjoy the Festival from September 11 - 21, 2013.

Peñafrancia Festival 2013 Activity Schedule

Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, and in Spain as Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia or Virgen de la Peña de Francia) is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary copied from the one in Peña de Francia (Salamanca, Spain). Tens of thousands of pilgrims, devotees, tourists come to Naga City--also known as the Pilgrim City and the Queen City of the Bicol region--in the Philippines every September for a nine-day festivities in honor of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Principal Patroness and Queen of Bicol, endearingly addressed by Bicolanos as Ina (mother). The shrines in Naga, gathering more than two million devotees every year, are also one of the biggest Marian Pilgrimage Sites in Asia.~source here

Thus, as part of the Philippine culture, Our Lady of Peñafrancia is celebrated through a glorious festivity we called Peñafrancia Festival

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