The feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is celebrated on the third Saturday of September in Naga City, Bicol. The feast day is preceded by a novena, nine days of prayer, in honor of the Virgin. On the first day, the image of the Virgin, a copy of the Madonna in Peñafrancia, Spain, is brought from its shrine to the Naga Cathedral where the novena is held. On the last day, the image is returned to her shrine following the Naga River route. The colorful evening procession is lit by thousands of candles from devotees in boats escorting the image. When the barge reaches its destination, the devotees shout “Viva la Virgen” (Long live the Virgin!) and the image is brought back in a procession to the cathedral.
In Cooperation with Our Lady of Penafrancia Seminary, Dionglay’s House of Flowers celebrated the Peñafrancia Feast by arranging the flowers on the mass for Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia. The mass was held at Our Lady of Penafrancia Seminary Chapel.
Bicolanos have strong beliefs with ina because they knew that she would always grant their wishes and petitions quickly which proves MIRACLES DO HAPPEN.