Category Archives: Aurora Day

Beach Bazaar

Check out the BATANGBALER booth at the Beach Bazaar on February 14 – 19, at Labasin near Bay’s Inn. This is in line with the Aurora Day celebration and the 9th Aurora Surfing Cup. Lots of “original” Batangbaler and Pasirit tshirts as well as other stuffs will be available. It’s official – Batangbaler is being pirated! We’re famous!

Aurora Day

Most Aurorans know Doña Aurora Quezon only from her statue at the Capitol. Here’s her real picture side by side with the sculpture. Can you see the striking resemblance?

On February 19, 2005 Aurora will celebrate it’s 26th Foundation Anniversary and the 117th birthday of our lola, Doña Aurora Aragon-Quezon. The event has always been billed as a double celebration. But do you know that Aurora, the province, was not really founded on February 19 and on that date this year, Aurora will be 5 months and 24 days short of it’s real 26th anniversary. Batas Pambansa Blg. 7, the law that created Aurora Province was actually signed by President Ferdinand Marcos on August 13, 1979. Maybe there’s a resolution somewhere in the vaults of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan moving the date of Aurora’s Foundation anniversary celebration from August 15 to February 19. I’m only in my historian mode and that ends my lecture.

Aurora Day 2005

Here’s the tentative schedule for the
26th Aurora Foundation Anniversary:

February 14, 2005
9.00AM : Soft Opening of Beach Bazaar (Sabang Beach) and Trade Fair (Capitol Grounds)
6.00 PM : Soft Opening of Acoustic Nights at the Quezon Park
February 15, 2005
7.00AM : Start of Aurora Surfing Cup Sabang Beach)
8.00AM : Ecumenical Service (Capitol Grounds)
9.00AM : Grand Opening of Trade Fair (Capitol Grounds)
10.00AM : Inauguration of Inter-Agency Sportsfest (Capitol Court/Sports Complex)
12.00N : Luncheon with the Governor (Guest House Courtyard)
4.00PM : Launch of Heritage Tour (Baler Poblacion)
6.00PM : Aurora Surfing Cup Welcome Dinner (Bays Inn)
8.00PM : Inter-LGU Tuklas Talino (Capitol Stage)
February 16, 2005
8.00AM : Drum and Lyre Competition, CAT-I Competition (Capitol Grounds)
February 17, 2005
8.00AM : Skills Olympics (Baler Municipal Plaza)
7.00PM : Bb. Aurora 2005 (Capitol Stage)
February 18, 2005
8.00AM : Sportsfest Finals (Capitol Grounds)
1.00PM : Street Dancing Competition (Quezon Highway/Capitol Grounds)
6.00PM : Aurora Surfing Cup Awards Night
7.00PM : Street Party (Quezon Hiway)
8.00PM : Fireworks Display (Capitol Grounds)
February 19, 2005
7.00AM : Mass/Assembly (Baler Central School)
8.00AM : Parade (Baler Poblacion)
9.30AM : Wreath Laying/ Anniversary Program / Outstanding and Inspiring Aurorans (Capitol Stage)
6.00PM : Governor’s Ball (Guest House Courtyard)

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provided by the Provincial Tourism Office

Goodbye Suman Festival! Adios patupat.