Join the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on a virtual tour of Iloilo for its first-ever Visita Iglesia in the Philippines on this episode of #Fiesta Filipinas on 27 March 2021, 4:00 p.m. (PH time/6:00 PM Guam time) via the DFA's Youtube channel.
As a tradition, the Lenten season takes deep root in the role of the Catholic faith in shaping the Filipino nation into what it is today, a predominantly Catholic nation enjoying a just and humane society.
Iloilo is home to one of the four baroque churches inscribed by UNESCO as National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines, the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, also known as Miagao Church. Through the virtual Visita Iglesia, bisitas (visitors) who will join #FiestaFilipinas have the opportunity to marvel at the beautiful architecture of our churches, see the fast-developing city of Iloilo, and discover the country’s journey to nation-building and its rich heritage.
The “Fiesta Filipinas: An Online Celebration of Philippine Festivals” project is a six-part, multi-format online event series from December 2020 until May 2021, which will simulate the experience of a festival through a combination of live and pre-recorded videos and live workshops and activities. The project aims to introduce and showcase Philippine festivals, culture, and traditions to our global audience and invite them to the country when conditions are more favorable.
The project is organized by the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs and its 94 Foreign Service Posts, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.