By: Nez Aguilar
The City Of Sto Tomas Batangas will celebrate its town fiesta in celebration of their patron Saint Thomas Aquinas, the patron of Catholic schools, whose feast day is celebrated every March 7.
Fiestas are actually religious events celebrating the feast of a Patron Saint.
In the Philippine context, particularly in the Province of Batangas, these celebrations involve lavish fetes being laid out by individual households to honor the town or city patron.
Food and drinks are as per tradition are served to invited and uninvited guests alike. Although the supposed centerpiece event of a fiesta is a religious parade during which the statue of the Patron Saint is toured around the city or municipality, the town fiesta is also an even for holding other activities such as dances, exhibitions, street dancing and beauty pageants.