Jaro Fiesta 2015 – Jaro, Iloilo City celebrates the feast of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of Candles) every 2nd of February. In this event, Ilonggos visit this historical district to celebrate and pay tribute to Our Lady of Candles.
Truly, the devotion to Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of Candles) can be seen as the Jaro Cathedral is loaded with people from 4 AM Mass and to the evening Mass. A lot of devotees gathered at the front of the cathedral to offer honor to the Senora as well as light candles in her recognition.
This year’s Jaro Fiesta is likewise as important as the Jaro Cathedral is recognized as as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles – the 1st Marian Shrine being proclaimed by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) throughout the Visayas.
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The Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (Our lady of Candles) was declared Pope John Paul II on April 1972 as a Patroness of Western Visayas.
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