In Iloilo, there is always a special reason for people to go out into the street, singing and dancing. The peaceful town of Leganes is no exception. Religion is a great influence in the festive celebration of Saad. It is an excellent opportunity to get in touch with the culture and traditions of the Leganesnons. Saad Festival is annually celebrated with special care and great pomp.
This Neo-classic church also holds the palapak or the treading of the saint’s statue normally to one’s head. Thousands of pilgrims visit the shrine in the belief that the pilgrimage could bring about healing. Believers show much loyalty to the saint through this customary religious practice. Follow the thousands of people who participate in this traditional pilgrimage every year.