June in San Juan City

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

 

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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.

 

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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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