Devotees celebrate Our Lady of Candle feast in Iloilo City

Thousands of devotees gather at the Jaro Cathedral in Iloilo City every 2nd day of February to celebrate the feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of Candle).

This is the reason why Jaro is considered by many as the religious capital of Western Visayas. This is also the time when some Jaronians especially abroad would come home and celebrate the feast with their family.

During the celebration, devotees would always attend the mass held inside the church while some go to the Our Lady of Candle Shrine located on top of the church to light the “Perdon” candle.

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