Fiestang Kuliat 2016 to highlight Angeles' religious events

ANGELES CITY -- This year's Fiestang Kuliat events will highlight the city's religious traditions with emphasis on the city's triad of religious festivals.

Angeles City Tourism officers and church officials over the weekend told media men that the religious events will kick off with the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angeles on October 2. The yearly celebration has a religious and historical significance for the city. The founder of what is now Angeles City, Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda together with his wife, Dña Rosalia de Jesus, founded the town of Culiat in the year 1829. Culiat was renamed Angeles, dedicated to the Los Santos Angeles Custodios.

A few years back, the Holy Rosary Parish re-established the celebration of the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels which is celebrated on the first week.

Another anticipated religious event for the city is the Feast of the Sto. Rosario de la Naval de Angeles, the city's patron saint, on October 9, a feast day that also holds similar historical and cultural importance for the city. Angeles City is one of only three places in the Philippines where La Naval is celebrated, the other two are Sto. Domingo in Manila and Bacolor in Pampanga.

The religious events will culminate with the Feast of the Apung Mamacalulu on October 28. The celebration is also a testament to the strong religious fallowing and deveotion over the image of the Santo Entierro.

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