Tag: Whats with June 24

Project 365

Day 94/365: Water Splashing, A St John the Baptist Festival

All towns and suburbs named San Juan (St. John the Baptist) celebrate this festival every June 24, which involveds playfool “baptism” with ilang-ilang scented water and is ment as a coy filtration between the sexes. It can degenerate into a free-for-all water fight with much drenching and laughter. Places to see and be drenched include San Juan in Metro Manila; Baylan in Batangas, which stages a lechon parade; Punta in Taytay, near Bacolod City, in Negros Occidental and Camiguin, North Mindanao.