- Created on 22 May 2014
he municipality of Santa Lucia is located along the western coast of Northern Luzon and lies on the Southern part of the province of Ilocos Sur. It is bounded on the North by the City of Candon, on the East by the Municipality of Salcedo, on the South by the Municipality of Santa Cruz and on the West by the China Sea. It is 69.3 kilometers south of the City of Vigan, the provincial capital, 70 kilometers from San Fernando City, the regional capital and 338 kilometers north of Manila.
Sta. Lucia has thirty six (36) barangays. There are four (4) urban barangays, five (5) coastal barangays and twenty seven eastern barangays. It has a total land area of 4700.8545 hectares and a population of 24,048 (2005 census).
Santa Lucia Church provides spiritual haven to devotees of St. Lucy, popularly known as Apo Baket. Especially admired for its cross structural form with a dome, the architectural style of the church gives much pride to residents. The structure has stood the test of time as it proudly welcomes devotees within the town and even from neighboring and distant municipalities. Religious activities particularly the Feast of Apo Baket on December 13 is flocked by throngs of devotees. Yearly processions are held specifically during the Lenten Season and Flores de Mayo, enough reason for balikbayans to come home just to witness religious activities and primarily to give thanks for their granted petitions.
Fiesta and Festivals
Fiesta celebration has become an integral part of the religious and culture heritage of every town in the Philippines. From November to December, Town of Sta. Lucia celebrates Town Fiesta. Enumerated as follows are the highlights of the Fiesta Celebration:
1. Sports Festival - it is an interdistrict and interagency sports competition to include basketball, badminton, motocross invitational and boxing tournament.
2. COMEDIA - it is a satiric Ilocano drama/ play presented every 12th and 13th day of December. Some of the partakers are municipal employees and the rest are from NGOs.
3. Search for Mr. & Miss SK/Got Talent – this activity sponsored by the SK and highlighted during the Sk night.
4. Day Care Festival - participated by the Daycare Children of the Municipality.
5. Dep. Ed. Day and Night – participated by school officials, teachers and students/pupils.
6. Municipal and Brgy. Night - it is the night among municipal officials and employees and of course Barangay Officials who are primarily sponsoring this night.
7. Balikbayan, NGO and Senior Citizens’ Night – participated by balikbayans who come home yearly to grace the occasion, the accredited NGO’s of the Municipality and the Senior Citizens.
8. Sto Nino Festival-this celebration is done in honor of the Infant Jesus. This is done every last week of January.
9. Street Dancing – it features the OTOP of the Town (Peanut) participate4d by different schools in the municipality.
10. Trade Fair-it is a way to display the performance of Sta. Lucians through products out of food processing (e.g. peanut, fish, puto etc.). There are also Sta. Lucians engaging in furniture making business out of woods and indigenous materials.
11. Grand Parade- it is done every 13th day of December in the morning. This is being participated by all Municipal Officials and Employees, Brgy. Officials and Police Forces, NGOs and Senior Citizens and National Agencies.
12. Other activities such as SLCS Night and SLA Night conducted separately as part of their foundation day celebration during the month of December.
Credits to San Josenyong Gala Blog Site for the pictures.