Why Filipinos Celebrate Fiestas

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Filipinos generally love fiestas and they celebrate these events to honor the different saints that they believe have miraculous powers.

For hundreds of years, the Filipinos have been celebrating fiestas of different kinds to honor their saints and give importance to the miracles that the saints have gifted them. Filipinos generally love fiestas and celebrations because this is a part of their life.

The Philippines is perhaps one of the countries with the most yearly celebrations and events. The most highlighted are the fiestas in different places as celebration for the patron saints which were introduced before by the Spanish conquistadores. The Philippines has been ruled by the Spanish government for three hundred and thirty-three years which made the Philippines a highly religious country.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2010