Obscure festival upholds a tradition

Following the traditional paso doble, the ladies went up the stage to execute distinct dance steps combining a step forward, one step backward and a pause.
San Josef maestro Domingo dela Cruz was not far behind when the ladies did an elaborate execution of the dance on a sunny Sunday afternoon in May in Penaranda, Nueva Ecija. He was making sure the ladies were doing the dance in the traditional manner. After all, tradition is what it’s all about with the Araquio Festival.

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