|Zamboanga Hermosa Festival|
|Date||September 22 to October 21|
The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival or Fiesta Pilar is an annual celebration in honor of the patroness of the City of Zamboanga -Our Lady of the Pillar. The Zamboanguenos are known for their fervent devotion to Our Lady of the Pillar or better known to them as ‘”Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar” because of the miracles believed she performed as inscribed in history books on Zamboanga. The Spaniards enshrined her image at the elevated part of the frontispiece which used to be the entrance of Real Fuerza de Senora Virgen del Pilar, a fort-turned-shrine in Her honor. People gather to pay homage especially on her feast day October 12.