Historically rendered, Milaor' s religiosity is virtually a laudatory epic. Hence, Lent is observed in deep unswerving fervor. Antique images of Jesus, Mary and oth er sacred images which are revered are clothe in expensive robes during the processions on Holy Wednesday and Good Friday. Faithfuls trudge the streets in a round of procession to the major streets in the poblacion area.
MILAOR TOWN FIESTA.
Feature musicial extravangza and nightly cultural shows, century-old ritual procession of Saints on the eve of the Fiesta, civic and military parade and other equally important flurries culminating on May 1, in commemoration of St. Joseph the Worker, the town's Patron Saint.
Is one of the greatest spectacle in volving multifarious activities amply providing historical, cultural and social tone consciously showcasing Milaor' s origin. It features Agri-Aqua Harvest Parade, Kagayunan sa May-Ylaud, Streets Dancing Showcase, Saragwanan, Marathon Race, Historical/ Agricultural Exhibits, Karawat Suanoy and other exciting events. The week-spread festivity culminates on May 1which is the Feastday of the town.
MILAOR FIESTA MARATHON RACE.
An annual sporting event for resident marathon enthusiasts ages 18 and above who get to challenge their minds, hearts and bodies as they jog, walk and run the highways and by-ways of Milaor . The endurance context is consistently gathering sig nificant following year after year.
Is generally a rowing race at the Maylaud River (Bicol River) on the Feastday of the town. Crews of decorated and colorful bancas or boats with their skills and methods move the boat through water as fast as they can using water pad dles (sagwan). The race is categorized by events as singles, doubles and team competitions.
MILAOR CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL.
Held during the Yuletide season from the 15th and 22nd day of December, the event is a packaged revelry on the birth of Jesus Christ. There is an Adult and Children Christmas Carol Competition, Youth Dance Showdown, Parol and Belen-Making Con test, Community Parade of Colors and above all, the Community Christmas Party where the local government spread cheers and joy through gift-giving to economically-handicapped families.
NEW YEAR'S EVE MASQUERADE .
A pompous celebra tion held to welcome the coming of the New Year. Uniquely styled, people from all ages, wearing masks of variant mo tif£, colors and sizes come at the municipal plaza to party and spend an all night and until the wee hours frolic to mu sic, dances and friendship.
Places to Visit
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH CHURCH
A panoramic vista of the century old church would natu rally greet any promenader from any point of perspective. The church is one of the oldest in Bicol region. Made out of baked bricks (ladrillo) it unfolds the opulent Spanish archi tectural influence. Constructed in 1725 and completed April 17, 1740, renovating was pursued during the same year until completed during the last decade of the 18th century.
THE LEANING TOWER (Belfry) OF MILAOR
A beautiful and strong tower composed of three layers stood strong akin to a royal honor guard at the vicinage of the main building of Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church. According to historical notes, the belfry was constructed during the tutelage of Fray Francisco delos Santos in 1848, it reflects as his monumental architectural contribution to the town's magnificent past.
THE MAYLAUOD (Milaor) RIVER
Is a characterization of inbred charm and symmetry. Its ex istence is synonymous to the day-to-day existence of the people of May-Ylauod from the early days of pre-Spanish colonization until the modern times. The river provides abundant exotic freshwater fishes, irrigates the vast farm lands of May-Ylauod, medium of transportation, a fantasy for leisurely travel (boating) and a source of water supply for domestic requirements of the local residents.
WOODEN CROSS OF MAY-YLAUOD (Milaor Embarcade ro)
Brought by the pioneering Spanish missionaries, the wooden Embarcadero Cross at Sto. Domingo, Milaor, Ca marines Sur was constructed in 1720 through forced labor. It still stood stable and strong unfazed by the natural tests of time.