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Tourists visit Phl for its festivals

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Tourists and foreign guests come to our shore not only because of world-class beaches and resorts, natural attractions, historical and cultural landmarks, but also because of festivals in many parts of the country.

The Philippines being a Christian country has many festivals reflecting our practices, culture and traditions. This month, Filipinos celebrate the Sto. Niño Festival in Cebu, Manila and other places. During the Lenten season, the locals have their own versions showing the sacrifices and sufferings of Jesus Christ. Devotees also find ways to show their repentance of their sins.

A big event where tourist and foreign guests can see a huge crowd is during the celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene today. In the morning, there’s a Mass at the Quirino Grandstand at the Rizal Park and from there is the procession of the revered Black Nazarene. Two or three million devotees witness the event until early in the morning of the next day.

There are also festivals in the country where tourists can join in the crowd, while others can sing and dance with them.

After touring the country, tourists and foreign guests find time to visit shopping malls for world-class Philippine furniture and other products and enjoy tropical fruits and local cuisine.

The Greenhills Shopping Complex in San Juan City is an exciting shopping and entertainment destination for all.

To have a glimpse of Filipino products, tourists can bring these home for their family and friends and observe how Filipinos enjoy the fiesta atmosphere. They can visit Greenhills Shopping Complex during the 22nd Fiesta Fair Manila to start today. The 24-day exhibit is organized by Prime Asia Planners and Convention Organizers.

BLACK NAZARENE

CEBU

DURING THE LENTEN

FIESTA FAIR MANILA

GREENHILLS SHOPPING COMPLEX

JESUS CHRIST

PRIME ASIA PLANNERS AND CONVENTION ORGANIZERS

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND

RIZAL PARK

SAN JUAN CITY

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