Guv to lead Pampanga Day kick-off on Wednesday
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — This year’s 446th Aldo Ning Kapampangan (Pampanga Day) is set to be formally opened on Wednesday by Governor Lilia Pineda with events centering on Kapampangan traditions, food and culture.
Governor Pineda is expected to lead the celebrations along with provincial government officials.
The Aldo Ning Kapampangan commemorates the founding of Pampanga as a province. Pampanga, according to history, was the first province and the richest spoil created by the Spaniards in 1571. It was named after the Indung Kapampangan River, the largest river in the former empire.
Ancient Pampanga’s territorial area used to include portions of the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac and Zambales in the big Island of Luzon of the Philippine Archipelago. Pampanga, one of the richest provinces in the Philippines, was re-organized as a province by the Spaniards on December 11, 1571.
Every year, the province hosts shows and events like food and trade fairs as well as cultural performances in commemoration of the province’s founding. One of the most anticipated events is the coronation night of Mutya Ning Kapampangan where the most beautiful of the ladies from the Pampanga’s different towns are honored.
On December 11, from 5:00 p.m. onwards, the awardees of the Most Outstanding Kapampangan awards will be formally presented in a formal program at the Kingsborough Convention Center.