Bañamos Festival in Laguna eyes world record

By Zen Trinidad

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Sept. 14 (PNA) — The week-long Bañamos Festival being celebrated in this town from September 14-20 eyes a slot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people taking a shower at the same time scheduled at 6 a.m. Saturday (September 19) at the old municipal grounds along the shore of Laguna Lake.

Mayor Caezar Perez found it fit as the name Los Baños is derived from the word “Bañamos” which means “Let us take a bath” and this is the first time the town celebrates this shower party for the world record in time with the town’s 400th founding anniversary celebration.

This city was founded on September 17, 1615.

”The representative of the Guinness Book of World Records will come to supervise the shower fest expected to be participated in by 800 individuals,” Perez said. “The existing world record is 500 people taking shower at the same time in a minimum six-minute period,” he said.

Later, in the evening of Saturday is the grand finals of Miss Los Baños 2015. It can be recalled that Leren Bautista was crowned Miss Los Baños 2013 and became Miss Laguna and recently, Miss Tourism Asia Pacific 2015.

Another highlight of this year’s celebration is the re-entry of float parade by government and private institutions and other civic organizations which was omitted in previous years due to strong typhoons especially typhoon Glenda in 2014. The parade will be held on September 17 followed by the opening of Los Baños Museum at the old municipal building and the foundation anniversary program.

Meanwhile, after the opening of the Barangay Booth and Trade Fair this morning was the launching of the Negosyo Center followed graced by Senator Bam Aquino IV and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) officials led by Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya and later in the evening will be the Barangay Night.

Other activities for the week-long celebrations include: Zumba ng Bayan (Sept. 15); Bailamos (Sept. 16); Himigsikan (Live Band Competition) on Sept. 18; Bayle sa Kalye (street dancing) and Palarong Bañamos (Sept. 20) until its closing activity on Sunday night. (PNA)