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Coordinates: 14°42′37″N 120°56′12″E 14.710372, 120.936685

Obando Chuch

  • The San Pascual de Baylon Parish Church or more popularly known as Obando Church is one of the oldest and most historic churches in the Philippines.
  • Church of Obando (Bulacan) ‚Äö√Ñ√¨ The church of Obando was built by the Franciscan Order headed by Rev. P. Manuel de Olivencia, the first curate of Obando on 29 April 1754. The second church was destroyed by heavy shelling during the 1945 liberation. It was rebuilt for 2 years through the help of parishioners under Rev. P. Marcos C. Punzol. Obando town fiesta is celebrated every 17th - 19th of May in honor of San Pascual Baylon, Santa Clara de Asis, patroness of fishermen & farmers, and La Concepcion de Nuestra or known as Virgen de Salambao. This church is the venue of the famous fertility dance - a three-day dancing where childless couples appeal for heavenly intercession to the Virgin Mary.
  • It honors three patron saints, namely: St. Pascual Baylon, St. Claire of Assisi and the Our Lady of Salambao, and has a popular fertility celebration that was mentioned by Jose Rizal, in the pages of the Noli Me Tangere.



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