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LCUP OBSERVES FEAST DAY OF STO. NIÑO



In celebration of the Feast Day of one of the most recognizable and beloved religious images in the country, a procession in honor of the Sto. Niño was conducted inside the University grounds last January 22, Monday.

Festive music was played in the background as representatives from the Basic Education Department danced ahead of the image while shouting “Pit Señor!”, a Cebuano phrase which roughly translates to “Hail, Lord!” or “Hear us, Lord!”

Several students who joined in the procession brought their own Sto. Niño images with them as well. The procession commenced at the LCUP chapel at 7:30 in the morning and ended at the Kalinangan Auditorium where a mass was held.

The image of the Sto. Niño was first brought to the Philippines as a gift by the Spanish conquerors in 1521 and has, since then, captured the hearts and devotion of the Filipino people. The Feast Day of the Sto. Niño is officially celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January.