Barangay Mercedes Fiesta
is held annually every September, It is the most respected,
happiest and largest celebration that we have, Every household
prepares foods for the visitors that come to their home even if
they donít know them, they need to let them in.
We are celebrating the
fiesta by entertaining the people that come in by giving them food
(A feast) and drink (Including Tuba, a wine made from the sap of
coconut palm) so that we can receive a many blessings from God.
We celebrate the Fiesta
during two days each year on September 23-24, On the first day it
is the preparation, There is dancing in the street competition
performed by every Purok and School in the Barangay.
The Barangay officials
create things to make the fiesta exciting and very memorable like
game shows, beauty pageants, search for Mr. Pogi (the most
handsome guy in Barangay), and basketball tournament, One of the
most exciting when we are celebrating our fiesta is that we have a
Baratilyo, it is like a shopping store where you can buy a lot of
stuff that is very cheap.
We celebrate our Fiesta
together with Saint Bartolomew our Patronage Saint who gives us
everything and is always protecting us.