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  • Devotion To Our Lady Of Piat Patroness O

    The Feast of Our Lady of Piat is celebrated on July 2 of every year, highlighted by the procession of the 410-year-old Marian image, venerated by the people of Cagayan Valley, pilgrims, and other devotees. The image is enshrined in Romanesque inspired Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat, a major pilgrimage site in the region. The Sambali (“war” in the Malaueg dialect) Festival is named after the war dance of tribes that converted to Christianity through her intercession. After the Sambali Festival, the town holds the feast of Our Lady of Piat, whose procession, the Marian Voyage of Peace, ...

  • Basilica Of Our Lady Of Piat In Piat Ca

    The Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat is a major pilgrimage site of Cagayan Valley. I've been to Cagayan Valley several times but not to Piat since it's quite a distance from Tuguegarao City, 41 kilometers to be exact. So when I found out we were visiting during this trip, I immediately obliged.

    Every June and July, Piat comes alive with two festivals. From June 23 to 30, the Piat Sambali Festival is held, centered on the sambali, a war dance of the tribes that were united and converted to Christianity through the intercession of the Nuestra Senora de Piat. The festivities don't stop sinc ...

  • Piat Cagayan Celebrates 24th Sambali Fes

    The town's local government will celebrate the 24th Piat Sambali Festival from June 27 to July 2 at the Pilgrimages Center of the North, said Mayor Leonel C. Guzman on Tuesday.

    Piat is home to the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Visitation also known as the Lady of the Holy Rosary whose feast day is being celebrated by Marian devotees every year on July 2, Guzman added.

    Sambali Festival depicts the story of the Christianization by the Spaniards of the Itawes people of Cagayan residing at the western side of the Cagayan River.