Fiesta Filipinas to feature Iloilo on virtual Visita Iglesia

ILOILO CITY, March 24 (PIA) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will feature Iloilo on a virtual tour for its initial offering of Visita Iglesia on an episode of Fiesta Filipinas on March 27, 2021.

In a media release, the DFA said that through the virtual Visita Iglesia, visitors who will join Fiesta Filipinas have the opportunity to marvel at the beautiful architecture of the country’s churches, see the fast-developing city of Iloilo, and discover the country’s journey to nation-building and its rich heritage.

“Iloilo is home to one of the four baroque churches inscribed by UNESCO as National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines, the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, also known as Miagao Church,” the media release said.

This episode of Fiesta Filipinas will air via Youtube at https://youtu.be/Vcy8eOsShqo on March 27, 2021, 4:00 PM (PH time/local time).

For the said episode, it will feature the Lenten season, as a tradition, that takes deep root in the role of the Catholic faith in shaping the Filipino nation into what it is today, a predominantly Catholic nation enjoying a just and humane society.

The “Fiesta Filipinas: An Online Celebration of Philippine Festivals” project is a six-part, multi-format online event series from December 2020 until May 2021, which will simulate the experience of a festival through a combination of live and pre-recorded videos and live workshops and activities.

The project aims to introduce and showcase Philippine festivals, culture, and traditions to our global audience and invite them to the country when conditions are more favorable.

The project is organized by the Philippines’ DFA and its 94 Foreign Service Posts, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and National Commission for Culture and the Arts. (JSC/LTP/PIA6 Iloilo)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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