Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sampaguita Festival in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines

My friend Michael in the Philippines sent me this colourful card about the Sampaguita Festival which is a week-long celebration which includes various activities ranging from  cultural to athletics, trade fairs, dance contests, parades,  art-exhibits, social and religious gatherings, tribal dance and sports  exhibitions in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. The festival is about celebrating the national flower of the Philippines- the sampaguita flower.

The town of San Pedro, Laguna is a place that has a thriving 'sampaguita-industry' in the Philippines. Garlands of sampaguita flowers  are being made in the town. Farmers in the town are still  cultivating the flower. The Sampaguita Festival coincides with San Pedro Day- a local holiday for the town. San Pedro Day is celebrated every February 21- the actual day when the said festival is at its peak.  The pictures on this card show participants being awarded for their costumes.