Irosin Paray Festival

“Paray” is the local term for palay or rice grain. Paray Festival was coined in 2001 to replace the Hin-ay Festival, “Hin-ay” being the name of pioneering community of original settlers which later became Irosin. The term paray was adopted for its dual symbolism: it aptly depicts Irosin as land-locked rice producing agricultural community and the Festival of Palay is a celebration for a bountiful harvest. And taking into account that Irosinians are predominantly Roman Catholics, Paray Festival coincides with the September 29 celebration of the feast of St. Michael the Archangel – the patron saint of the local parish church. The Paray Festival of Irosin centers on three major continue reading : Irosin Paray Festival