June in San Juan City

Every  24th of June, San Juan celebrates the feast day of St. John the Baptist (San Juan Bautista).





The city’s devotion to the last prophet goes way back to an 1894 Royal Decree by the Spanish Vice-Royal Patron of the Philipines which established the parish of John the Baptist. Over a century later, the city celebrates the feast day with a festival that baptizes the city in water: the Wattah-Wattah.




While commuters are alerted to the possibility of getting doused with water and advised to take other routes to work, the festival highlights the city’s desire to keep traditions alive.


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