Published: June 28th 2012June 28th 2012
As the sun goes down in Bunganay, Marinduque
One day in a year fisherfolks of this village and their families go out to swim together.
For once, all of the fisherfolks of this well-known fishing village of Bunganay in Boac, Marinduque parked their vessels on the shore, nobody ventured out to fish. This happened on the feast of San Juan Bautista. St. John, the Baptizer on June 24th. But it was for a good reason. San Juan is not the village patron saint but every year, men, women and children look forward to this day as the only time of year when the whole community gets together, to have fun on their beach, swimming, eating, drinking, laughing and enjoying their togetherness.
A day or so before this barangay leaders, youth organizations and fishing cooperatives hold an informal meeting just to check who should bring drinks, who should prepare the food such as pansit, palabok, siniroy, niyubak, macaroni soup, cook fish, etc.
The feast of St. John has always been a water-dousing day, but here, they decided to change it by going to the beach and immersing themselves in the waters. More fun, with no victims cursing anyone for the unexpected pail of water thrown at them.
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