Woke up bright and early to attend mass at the Shrine (8 am). We were there to start off the Talulot Festival. Talulot, meaning petal, to lead the celebration in commemorating the feast day of St. Therese.
It was the FIRST time we were going to do the festival. Heck, the company organized it! :) So we were learning every step of the way. We had floats, street dancers, judges, bands, singers. It was a colorful, fun festival all the way. It drizzled a little bit, but that didn't stop the crowds from cheering their respective zone groups when they performed.
The Talulot beat was unforgettable, too; as it played, everyone just started dancing to the beat. Total fun, despite the heat and the length of time we were there. Sure, there were a lot of things that could be improved....but we're chalking this up to experience and we're going to learn from it. Next year, it should be loads better!
Leaving you with some photos of the Festival: