Every 31st of Deccember, people of Hilongos, Leyte celebrate ALIKARAW FESTIVAL wherein they give thanks to petal fairies, celebrate their blessings, and hope for a bountiful year ahead through dances and songs with colourful flower costumes.
The Petal Fairies have a very important job – together with their magic petals because they help to make sure that flowers grow and bloom in the human world. They are the ones who are responsible in making our environment ideal to live for.
The three elemental fairies; Water Fairy, Air Fairy and the Light Fairy sway their magic petals to make around the feet of the trees, shrubs, and plants, countless blooms as water and soft wind flow caressing petals around along with the Holy child, Sto. Niño they help to keep the balance of nature and the floral beauty all around. The petal fairies as flower guardians are responsible in making sweet colors and fresh respire in the forest.