Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mandaue City Fiesta 2011

Mandaue City will celebrate a two week fiesta celebration in honor of the feast of its patron saint – St. Joseph, the Worker, beginning April 27 to May 11, 2011.  It's theme this year is Mandaue: Our Home, Our Future, which is very reflective of what Mandaue has become through the years.
Last April 27, 2011 a motorcade was done for the opening of the Trade Exhibit at the Mandaue City Hall Plaza.  Each vehicle carried the candidates for the Mr. and Ms. Mandaue .  The motorcade caused heavy traffic within the city.  I was virtually trapped in the traffic, as another event was held in another nearby city – the “Kadaugan sa Mactan” or the Battle of Mactan.  I totally forgot of these events thus I was caught unprepared for any traffic options.


photo by ubo_pakes

Last Sunday, May 1, 2011, I actually attended a holy mass for the first time inside the National Shrine of St. Joseph.  It was the second day of the novena before the fiesta celebration.  Although it was so hot and humid, more so with throngs of people coming for the Eucharistic celebration, I was dumbfounded by the beauty of the church.  Its architectural details are so great, with all the lights and saintly decorations, I vowed to return when all the festivity quiet down just to take pictures inside and outside the church.


photos by ~MVI~

Competing with the worship in the church  was the “Palengke King and Queen” held in the Mandaue City Plaza just across the Church and the Mandaue City Hall.  Although it was to begin at 8pm, it started playing music loud enough to be heard inside the church.
Ah, Mandaue City is in such a festive mood already. Expect tons of fun, tons of activities and tons of traffic as well.
So plan now how will you join in the festivity by checking out the schedule below;
The Novena Masses will go on daily until the day of the fiesta celebration.

THE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
April 27, 2011, Wednesday
8am to 12 noon  Motorcade with the Candidates of Mr. and Ms. Mandaue 
                             Opening of the Trade Exhibit at Mandaue City Hall Plaza
3pm                      Media Presentation of Mr. and Ms. Mandaue 2011 
8pm                      Band Explosion


April 28, 2011, Thursday            
8pm                     DepEd night, Mandaue City Hall Plaza


April 29, 2011, Friday          
8pm                    Senior Citizens Night – Grand Baile (Dance)


April 30, 2011, Saturday                
8 am                   3rd Mayor Airsoft Cup, Reclamation Area
8 am                   PWD (Person with Disabilities) Sports Exhibition
1 pm                   Market Vendors Day
8 pm                   Mandaue City Central School Alumni Assn. Night


May 1, 2011, Sunday
Whole day          Treasure hunt 2011
1pm                     Driver's Day
8pm                     Palengke King & Queen


May 2, 2011, Monday
8pm                     Mandaue Idol


May 3, 2011, Tuesday
8pm                      Mr. Mandaue, Selection Night


For More of the schedule of the 2011 Mandaue City Fiesta,  check this out
2011 mandaue city fiesta schedule of events

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