Our little barangay (the place where I grew up and will always cherish) in Bulacan celebrates its feast day every May 15th of the year, our patron saint being San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Every start of May until a week after the 15th, everyone - young, middle-aged and old is busy enjoying the different activities we have during the feast season. Its very nice to know the hype we've had for ths celebration during the 80's remains the same until now. I would go on leave from my work during this day just to go to my mother's and enjoy one full day of fiesta. We have parades in the morning, all those who wanted to join can come with their uniform blue shirts with San Isidro prints and then there were these dancing elder ladies who were in their colorful Filipiniana costumes representing the different puroks in our barrio. Then there was the morning mass and band parade. There was a procession in the afternoon and another band parade. Another event that was new this year was the houses getting decorated matching our farmer theme. It was a simple but enjoyable celebration. I will never get tired going back to the place I grew up with. I am proud of the culture and values it has instilled in me.
My mother and a neighbor ask me to take a photo of them on one of the decorated houses.