The Pilgrimage Center of the North in Piat, Cagayan will be celebrating the 27th Sambali Festival today, June 23 – July 2, 2016.

This was disclosed by Mayor Carmelo Villacete of Piat, Cagayan. The festival also ushers in the Feast of Our Lady of Piat on July 1-2, the biggest religious event in the region.sambali

Marian devotees are expected to flock to the Minor Basilica as early today to pay homage to the miraculous image of Our Lady of Piat.  Novenary masses have been scheduled for the devotees who will be arriving from all parts of the country and abroad.

The grand opening ceremonies will be marked with a community mass at the Piat Basilica Minore, to be followed by a foot parade to the Don Sabas  Casibang Memorial Gymnasium where the Opening Program will be held.

Activities lined up for the festival include street dancing, beauty pageant and various cultural events to entertain all visitors to Piat.

For pilgrims who wish to stay overnight in Piat, Cagayan, the available facilities include The Pilgrims Inn and the Sambali Inn with aircon and non-aircon rooms. Contact Mr. Benedict Sto. Tomas at 0916-897-3879 and Mr. Aldrin  Oñate at 0917-975-5589.

Meanwhile, for motorists traveling to Piat, there are local transports like jeepneys and aircon vans plying the 35-kilometer drive from Tuguegarao City, the capital of Cagayan.#Q2PR-7piatsambali/ftdomingo