THE city government of San Juan (Metro Manila) has suspended classes in all levels today and on Friday to allow all residents, including teachers and students, to join the celebration of the annual “Wattah Wattah” festival as part of the observance of the feast St. John the Baptist.
Mayor Guia Gomez said the yearly event aims to promote the city’s tourism. The highlight of the festival is the drenching of passersby with water.
The city celebrates the feast of St. John the Baptist, its patron saint, every 24th day of June.
Gomez told residents to use clean water so that fights will not erupt.
The festivities will start with a float parade and basaan (water dousing) watercade at 8 a.m. at the Pinaglabanan road on Friday.
There will be a mass christening at 11 a.m. at the St. John the Baptish church, street dancing competition, and a mass to be officiated by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle at 6 p.m.