Wet and wild! San Juan gears up for ‘Wattah Wattah’ festival

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Colors of the rainbow signify this year’s celebration of the Wattah! Wattah! San Juan Festival, a long-time tradition to commemorate the feast of San Juan’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist every 24th of June.

Mayor Guia Gomez said one of the main during the festival is traditional “basaan” and the street dancing competition joined by local dancers from different barangays and public schools in San Juan.

As a symbol of unity, she said, the festival will start with a grand parade of colors involving the constituents of San Juan on June 23.

It will then proceed with the yearly inter-school street dancing competition and to be followed by the St. John the Baptist Festival
Procession, the mayor added.

The big day will happen in the morning of June 24 at the Plaza ng Masa.

It will start by 7am with Wattah! Wattah! Funlympics where random participants will get a chance to win prizes.

The traditional Santong Tao Float Parade will again invade the streets of San Juan to depict the life and works of St. John the Baptist using the verses in the bible.

Each float, according to the mayor, is adorned with exquisite designs and artwork that is definitely a sight to see.

The much-awaited inter-barangay street dancing competition is one of the highlights of the festival. Each barangay will battle for the
championship title and take home the grand prize.