Sara, Iloilo Philippines – The Sulay Basya is a festival in honor of Saint John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus, which started Jesus’ evangelical mission. This festival is celebrated with water, the key element in baptisms.

Sulay is the Hiligaynon word for getting wet usually under the rain or any gushing water, and Basya means “to intentionally douse water on someone or group of people.

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