Regada Annual Water Festival in
City or simply Regada is a water
festival held at yearly in
celebration of San Juan Bautista festivity whose feastday is June 24. Regada
started in 1996 during the tenure of the Mayor Tim Encarnacion. Cavite
Over the years the festivity of St.John the Baptist deteriorated from simplicity and solemnity of the celebration with joyful smiling lolas/lolos and balikbayans dancing to the beat of the traditional karakol music to commercialism. Now all you can see are teenagers and middle aged men shouting wildly while karakoling the statue of St.John. Ssadly majority of them are drunk with alcohol. Several times there also had been chaos even stabbing incidents one I saw with my very own eyes. I really miss the good old days when the celebration is simple and solemn. Those days when the REAL meaning of what the festivity is all about is more felt and understood by every Caviteño.