Cry of Jelicuon Festival: Municipality of New Lucena

Municipality of New Lucena
Every 25th of October

The celebration of the Cry of Jelicuon showcases the rich history of their town through the re-enactment of the Cry of Revolution that happened more than a century ago. It was in 1898, a painful and momentous year for llonggos as they endured pain in the hands of Spaniards, until the heroism reigned in their hearts and decide to revolt against the Spanish Government.

cry of jelicuon festival costumes

General Martin Delgado along with his voluntaries headed to Barrio Hilicuon boundary of the towns of Santa Barbara, Lucena, and Cabatuan the at situated where they gathered in an open field and with intense emotion, thundered, “Long live independence!” (Sonza, Philippine Free Press, 1953).

They gave up their lives for our independence. New Lucena commemorates the heroic acts of General Martin Delgado who led the battle for independence against
the Spanish forces.

For more information, please contact Henry Barcimo – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 3962373 or email at [email protected].


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