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Viva la Virgen! Viva el Divino Rostro!
Theme of the Penafrancia 2023:
“Journeying with Ina in deepening our relationship with God in this challenging times.”
Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia) is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Philippines. The Marian image is permanently enshrined in the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga, Camarines Sur.
Date: Third Saturday of September
Events: Novena to the Divino Rostro or “The Divine Face”, Traslación, Novena to the Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Parades and celebrations, Fluvial Procession and Festival Sunday
Schedule of the Events for Our Penafrancia Festival 2023
Here is the Schedule of the key events for our Penafrancia Festival 2023:
Sep 6 (Wed) Miss Bicolandia Coronation Night
How will you promote Bicol, not only to the whole Philippines, but to the rest of the world?
“I will promote Bicol as a global community. As we are progressing towards a more progressive city, Bicol Region right now has a lot to offer. It’s a melting pot of cultures in Bicol, especially here in Naga City. We have a lot of excellent educational institutions. We have now opened our doors to international trade and industry and we also have the presence of different religions, different traditions, and different beliefs. And I think that as we are slowly going to a global community, Naga City, or the Bicol Region is a testament that globalization and multi-cultural diversity can coexist.” – Miss Bicolandia 2023 Reynaleen Praferosa (Naga City)
Sep 8 (Fri) Peñafrancia Traslacion Procession
Sep 8-16 Tagboan Food, Music and Arts Fest
Sep 9 (Sat) 1st Regional CTP/MAPEH/DRRM Parade
Sep 10 (Sun) Band, DBC, Majorettes and Fancy Drill Exhibition
Sep 13 (Wed) Regional Scouts Parade, DBC and DXMC Exhibition and Mass Dance Competition
Sep 13 (Wed) Inter Public School Mass Dance Competition
Sep 14 (Thur) Civic Parade and Float Competition
Sep 15 (Fri) Bicol Military Parade
Sep 16 (Sat) Fluvial Procession
Get ready for an unforgettable #Penafrancia2023 celebration!
Best Bicolano Foods:
Pinangat, sinapot, kinunot, natong, toasted siopao and kinalas.
Transportation/ How to get there:
- By Airplane: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- By Land:
Bus: 8 hours ride/11 hours traffic from Manila
Train: 10 hours
Car / Jeep: It depends, stop/go, sightseeing, food lovers and more.
Camarines Sur Full-Day Bicol Tour with CWC Wakeboarding from Legazpi/Daraga – Breathe in the fresh air and admire the scenic landscapes of Camarines on a fun private day trip to Legazpi. Visit popular tourist spots like Basilica Minore, Plaza Rizal, Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, and more during the trip.
Villa Caceres Hotel – Located in Naga, Villa Caceres Hotel is in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Bicol Medical Center and Basilica of Our Lady of Penafrancia. This hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Basilica of the Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from SM City Naga.
The Avenue Plaza Hotel – When you stay at The Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga, you’ll be in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Basilica of Our Lady of Penafrancia and Basilica of the Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia. This 4-star hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Naga Metropolitan Cathedral and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Bicol Medical Center.