Pasigueños celebrate the fiesta as an expression of their faith and an act of thanksgiving for a good harvest. The fiesta also served as a reunion for families, relatives and friends.
But wait, there's less... Pasig residents of today are not serving the dishes compare to the old days. According to Roque Butuyan;
Among the dishes usually served were menudo, pancit, kaldereta, morcon, lumpiang gulay, leche flan, ube and sweet beans, among others.That is not the case now. Residents are just attending the mass and then joining the grand procession and then go straight to nearby fastfood and restaurant to eat. There's no more effort and money spent to have those grandioso dishes on their table at home. Unlike the fiesta of their own barangay's patron saint where they are still making "handa" and fill their table with different dishes and having a street party all day.
The Fiesta ng Pasig today is different from the Fiesta ng Pasig in the old days as described by the Belgian traveler J. De Mann. Residents are just attending the mass, joining the grand procession and watching the fireworks. As for the dishes, fastfood and restaurants are there to serve and have a quick and affordable meal.
Happy Fiesta! :)