June is a very special month for Cavite City because this is the month when Regada Water Festival is being celebrated. It is actually a month long celebration but the main event is done every 24th of June to honor St John The Baptist. It is basically 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. Last year’s Regada was a blast!
July 24 marks the most special part of the festival. It features the highly anticipated activities including “Basayawan” , the street dance parade lead by different delegations, schools, government institutions and universities. Each delegation has different presentation in which they wore unique costumes and carries huge and colorful decorative banners.
Last year’s theme follows a tagline “Masaya Na Naman To!” and it didn’t disappoint the Caviteños at all. This year, they follow a tageline saying “Basa Ba Kamo? E’ Di Wet” Here are the following schedule of activities for this year’s Regada!
The event coincide with the Feast of San Juan which follows a Karakol held the same day at 1o’clock . I also like to note that event follows certain rules. The “basaan” officially starts when you hear the siren from the Sangley Naval base. It is also a rule not to include food coloring in the water and not to use cold water as well.
The kids wearing costumes dancing on the Street parade.
Hopefully this year’s Regada will be much better!
Revisiting Last year’s Regada Water Festival
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