The town of Apalit may not be as popular as the cities of Angeles and San Fernando but it still draws in its fair share of tourists into Pampanga.
Like the rest of the province, tourists can expect to eat famous Kapampangan dishes and delicacies in Apalit, such as the sisig, a dish consisting of pork or fish marinated in either vinegar or other sour liquids before being boiled and grilled, puto seko, a sweet, powdery treat, and espasol, which are cylindrical sweets made up of toasted glutinous rice flour and coconut milk.
Well-known Kapampangan restaurants such as Susie’s Cuisine have branches in Apalit as well.
Apalit is the site of the yearly Libad, a fluvial parade in honor of the town’s patron saint, Saint Peter takes place on June 28. The San Pedro Apostol Church, dedicated to the patron locally known as Apung Iru, is the center of the religious activities of the faithful during this celebration.
Those who enjoy fishing can try their hand at one of the local fish ponds in the area. Catfish, mudfish and the king mackerel are some of what can be caught in these freshwater ponds.
Help boost the local weaving industry and don’t forget to purchase some handwoven mats as pasalubong or souvenirs. Mat weaving is one of the popular products of Apalit. Metalsmiths hailing from Apalit are also renowned for their well-made knives.
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