All set for Zambo Hermosa Festival-A A +A
Thursday, September 27, 2012
ALL is set for the annual and grandest Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in celebration of the feast of Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar in Zamboanga City.
Mayor Celso Lobregat met on Wednesday afternoon with members of the Fiesta Hermosa committee together with top ranking police and military officers and other sectors to finalize preparations for the month-long festivity.
The month-long festival will officially kick off on Monday, October 1, with various activities, like the Elderly Filipino Week celebration, October 1-7; La Isla de Sta. Cruz, October 1-12; Fiesta Hermosa Job Fair, October 1; and, Hersmosura Glamourosa 2012 at Grand Astoria Hotel.
The nightly cultural show and musical extravaganza dubbed as “WOW Zamboanga” will also start on October 1 until October 8 to be held at the Paseo del Mar, and ‘Biocare Beauty and Wellness Festival Celebrating the Good Life in Asia’s Latin City’ from October 1-8.
The pre-festival activities include the 11th Inter-coop Bowling Tournament from September 23 to October 28; Beng Climaco Zumba Marathon on Saturday to be held at the Paseo del Mar; and the Cooperative Month Celebration on Sunday.
The City Government’s annual trade fair dubbed “Cosechas de Zamboanga,” showcasing this city’s agricultural and fishery products will unfold from October 1 to 14 at historical Plaza Pershing.
Other activities in October include the traditional vinta sail competition dubbed “Regata,” Chabacano fashion show “Mascota,” the Chabacano Song Festival, dance sport, Wow Sardinas, fishing showdown “Pesca Kita” and many more.
The festival is themed “Fiesta Hermosa 2012: Mas Alegre na Zamboanga (It’s more Fun in Zamboanga).” (Bong Garcia)