Perya – Retold (2009)

I first wrote this article in 2009 ( This is a re-writing of my childhood memory. “Perya” is a Filipino term for town carnival. It comes from the Spanish word feria (local fair, festival). In the Philippines, a town fiesta is incomplete without the perya. Villages or “barrios” from highly urbanized cities down to the … Continue reading Perya – Retold (2009)