January 16, 2023 – The San Sebastian Cathedral-Parish of Bacolod, along with City Tourism office, conducted a coordination meeting with involved sectors and institutions in preparation for the procession of Saint Sebastian on January 20.
The procession or the “Traslacion del san Sebastian” will commence by 3 p.m. and it will pass through starting from Sto. Niño Chapel – Magsungay, Purok 2 Punaw, Singcang Barangay Hall, Alfala Lumber, Fly Over, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), Vecino, old Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, AP Cargo, Awing, Lopues San Sebastian, Old City Hall to Public Plaza and it will be carried by various public and private groups and institutions on stated locations.
It will be followed by a cultural program upon the arrival of the carriage of San Sebastian at Public Plaza and a fireworks display in the latter.
At 10 a.m. of the same day, a fiesta mass will be held after a procession from Bishop’s house to cathedral.
The procession intends to develop and entice people to a gathering that celebrates our history and culture, City Tourism Head Tere Manalili shared.
Around 2,000 to 2,500 devotees are expected to participate in the “traslacion”.
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)