Sulay Basya - Iloilo Events

Sulay Basya

June 24 | Sara


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.”


During the feast of San Juan people who fail to go to the beach or any body of water celebrate by "basyahanay" or intentionally dousing each other with water. With water as the major element of festival, the municipality stages various activities that highlight water-related activities.


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