|Cagayan de Oro Fiesta Time!|
The highlight for many, of course, is the food on the fiesta day itself. Most Cagayanon families host a big banquet in their houses. This is one of the few days in the year where frugality is thrown out the window and whole neighborhoods become food extravaganzas. It’s not uncommon for people to visit one neighbor, stuff themselves on their food and drink, socialize a bit, then move on to another neighbor’s house to do the same thing.
Viva St. Agustin, indeed.
Well, I say most Cagayanons because non-Catholic families, like ours, usually don’t partake in the festivities. It doesn’t mean that we refuse invitations…we humbly accept those, it would be rude not to. But, since this is a Catholic Holiday, celebrating the life of the city’s patron saint, we usually don’t partake in anything beyond accepting friend’s invitations.
Since the Cagayan de Oro’s Fiesta is coming this month, I’d like you, dear readers who currently or formerly live in the City of Golden Friendship, to answer this simple question:
What do you like about living in Cagayan de Oro City?
Since I don’t celebrate the Fiesta, I want instead use this blog to honor the city that I have called home for the past 15 years. And you guys are along for the ride.
Please leave a comment here, explaining why you love Cagayan de Oro. Then, as the Fiesta draws near, I will consolidate your submissions and make it into a new post. I already have a handful of things to say, but I’d also like to get the heartbeat of other Cagayanons.
I’ll be waiting.