FISHTIVAL IN MERCEDES
This is a thanksgiving tradition in the 3rd largest fishing village in Bicol Region for the blessings and bounty granted by Almighty God during their seafaring, fishing expedition and fish farming venture. The festivity is highlighted by a mascot parade of fish and other marine creatures. It also featured marine sports such as paraw regatta, bangkaton, game fishing and lot more exciting events.
It is a fishermen’s holiday celebration. This festivity is an annual thanksgiving for the blessings and bounty received from the Almighty during the seafaring, fishing expeditions and fish farming endeavors. The fishtival is not only a week-long merry making but also a moment of retrospect and recognition of Mother Nature for having endowed Mercedes with a gift of vast fishery resources, magnificent shorelines and other aquatic potentials and the wise utilization and preservation of ecological balance for the attainment of environmental dignity and beauty.