It was Wet and Wild yesterday in Regada Water Festival. It is definitely bigger and better than last year but unfortunately I wasn’t able to witness the colorful parade but I was lucky enough to see the sprinklers in action. Regada Water Festival is an annual celebration held every June 18 to 24. The Basayawan was the highlight of the event which is celebrated on the 24th in celebration of The Feast of Saint John The Baptist. Compare to other water festivals in the country like the famous Watta Watta Festival in San Juan, Batanggas The Regada is relatively new and this year was it’s 20th annual celebration with the tagline “Basa Ba Kamo?.. E Di Wet!”
Interestingly, the term Regada was basically derived from a Spanish word “Regar” which means to water or the sprinkle. It is a yearly tradition that is often associated with several water festivities such as Street Dance Parade, Karakol of San Juan Bautista, several other games and contests and of course the “Basaan” where people splash water to anyone whether they are strangers or not.
The event this year was pretty much overcrowded and I have a strong feeling that it was the sexy group “Mocha Girls” are one of the reasons behind it. They graces the stage to entertain the Caviteños and it was a huge blast.
My family enjoying the event. It would be nice to bring your own water gun or squirt gun but make sure not to include food coloring in the water and not to use cold water as well. Some people will also spread soap and bubbles on your face while others are generous enough to offer you a shot of alcohol.
The fire fighters and their firetrucks were also part of the event not for a rescue mission but to splash water to everyone.
There is one important rule in this event and that is to keep your temper aside. Anyone can splash water to you and you must be sport enough to play with it.
The sprinklers in action. The event also coincide with the Feast of San Juan which follows a Karakol held the same day at 1o’clock .
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