Sab-Uyan Festival

Pola | June 24

Sab-uyan Festival takes place every June 24 in honor of the Patron Saint John the Baptist. The image is taken from the church and carried on procession to the sea where it was first found. It is accompanied by a band and set on a beautifully decorated boat. People aboard the boat throw seawater to one another while chanting "Viva San Juan Bautista”. After the fluvial procession, the image is carried around town while dancers from various groups follow the image. The Sab-uyan continues. The splashing of water is received with good humor for the people believe that being doused brings good health, luck and happiness.