The city government of Marikina invites everyone to witness and take part in the celebration of the 383rd Marikina Founding Anniversary to be held on April 15 to 21.
Themed “MASAYA, MASAGANA, NAGKAKAISA! Bawat Marikenyo, Ka-Angkan Ko!” the celebration aims to reminisce Marikina’s continuous growth and progress in more than three hundred years as well as to unite the residents of Marikina while enjoying altogether the festivities prepared in the city.
The celebration will start during the city government’s flag-raising ceremony on Monday, April 15, 8:00 a.m. at the Marikina Freedom Park together with the launching of Ka-Angkan Festival, Hermano-Hermana turn-over, and Ka-Angkan Exhibit ribbon-cutting at the Marikina City Hall Quadrangle.
This will be followed by the Marikina Day Mass on April 16, 7:00 a.m. at San Isidro Labrador Parish; Four-Day Bike Fair on April 17, 9:00 a.m. at the Marikina Sports Park Lobby and the Unveiling of Gen. Hermogenes Bautista Monument (H. Bautista Elementary School) at 10:00 a.m.
Contests shall also be held like the Mr. & Ms. OSCA (Office of Senior Citizens Affairs) 2013 on April 18, 7:00 p.m., at the Marikina Freedom Park and Miss Marikina 2013 on April 19, 7:00 p.m., at the Marikina Sports Park.
On April 20 at 3:00 p.m., the Ka-Angkan Parade shall start from Bayan-Bayanan Avenue to Marikina Sports Park, followed by the Marikina Day program, awarding of winners in the contests, special program of the angkans, and a fireworks display.
Moreover, the 2nd DEL Run (Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed) is also a part of the Marikina Founding Anniversary Celebration to be held on April 28, 5:00 a.m. at the Marikina Sports Park.
The DEL Run is a fun run open to all, aimed at gathering funds to restore the 27,000-hectare Marikina Watershed. It has three categories like the 5km, 10km, and 21km run.
For those who are interested to join the upcoming DEL Run (Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed), please call telephone number (02) 681-9277.