This is one Philippine fiesta that isn’t well documented or written about. And I’m glad. It keeps the essence of the celebration in its pure form, untainted by commercialization. The Talim Island fiesta, particularly in Brgy. Habagatan, is held every October 3-4.
Guests from neighboring barangays (barrios), as well as friends and family from Laguna and other parts of the Philippines, flock to Talim Island for this annual celebration. I was fortunate to be part of it last year, but it took me a while to create this video. I hope that by watching it, you’ll get to experience the uniqueness of their water revelry.