Tourists, visitors and guests will be treated to a “mardi gras” type event as scores of participants are expected to get wet for the annual two-day elaborate “Regada” Water Festival slated on June 22 to 23.

City organizers said Friday that the festival moniker “regada” is derived from the Spanish word meaning water or to sprinkle.

Cavite City’s celebration features the culture and traditions and “plain old fun, with water as theme.”

The popular band group River Maya will open the festivities with their free performance to the public near the Dr. Salamangka Bridge starting 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration marks the feast of St. John the Baptist. The tradition highlights the splashing or dousing of water to revelers.

The festivities will also feature street dancing, photo exhibit, musical concert and trade fair. (GSP/PNA)
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