by Jennifer V. Magayones
Pasaka means hope for development, well being and good fortune for the coming year.
The Pasaka Festival, which in point of fact starts on August 1st and culminates on August 15th (Assumption day, the day the Virgin Mary, the town’s patron Saint, was said to go to heaven).
This lively celebration is seen as another break to showcase the affluent cultural custom of Tanauan, Leyte.
It is during the nightly activities when the diverse sectors of the municipality are able to show their concord in paying honor and thanksgiving to the town's Patroness, Our Lady of the Assumption.
The festival is so popular and so cheerful that it persuades expatriates to visit during this
time of year. The general public from all over the Philippines come to adhere this popular festival in Tanauan, Philippines and everyone is welcomed by the locals into their own homes despite of whether they know them or not.
Showcasing the best talents and the culture and tradition of the municipality, will also ensure that the younger generations are given the chance to know the culture and tradition of their forefathers. It is only by knowing, that the younger generation will learn to love and to be proud of their roots and their cultural heritage.
So have you been to the Pasaka Festival? If not, so don’t miss the upcoming Pasaka Festival Celebration of Tanauan Leyte on August 14, 2012.