CITY OF SAN FERNANDO The celebration of the 451st Aldo ning Kapampangan or Pampanga Day officially reeled off yesterday after Acting Gov. Lilia Pineda led the opening ceremonies for this year’s festivities at the Capitol Grounds yesterday.

The province will host a series of events that will cover various sectors in Pampanga. The Aldo Ning Kapampangan commemorates the founding of Pampanga as a province.

The province hosts every year shows and events like food and trade fairs as well as cultural performances in commemoration of the province's founding anniversary.

One of the most anticipated events is the coronation night of Mutya Ning Kapampangan that honors the most beautiful ladies from the province's towns. The event will be held on December 10 at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in the City of San Fernando.

The awardees of the Most Outstanding Kapampangan will be formally presented at 5:00 p.m. on December 11.

The Aldo Ning Kapampangan commemorates the founding of Pampanga as a province.

Pampanga, according to history, was the first province and the richest spoil created by the Spaniards in 1571.

Pampanga was named after the Indung Kapampangan River, which is the largest river in the former empire.

Ancient Pampanga's territorial area used to include portions of the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Zambales in the island of Luzon.

Pampanga, which is one of the richest provinces in the Philippines, was re-organized as a province by the Spaniards on December 11, 1571.