Peñafrancia Festival: Venerating Bicol’s Grand Patroness

Posted on September 21, 2010

Every first to third week of September, the Peñafrancia Festival takes place in Naga City, the pilgrimage center in southeast Luzon’s Bicol region, where millions flock to venerate the grand patroness Our Lady of Peñafrancia for the past three centuries. This year’s Peñafrancia marks the tercentenary anniversary (1710-2010) of Bicol’s devotion to the Virgin fondly called Ina or Mother. Fluvial procession along the Naga River Pilgrims queue to venerate Our Lady at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral Devotees flock the riverbanksRead More