The Pagoda sa Wawa is held each first Sunday of July in Bocaue, Bulacan, out of appreciation for the Holy Cross of Wawa Mahal na Krus sa Wawa. The celebration is otherwise called the Bocaue River Festival, Bocaue Pagoda Festival, and the Pista ng Mapagpalang Krus sa Wawa Fiesta of the Blessed Cross of Wawa. The primary fascination of the festival is the fluvial motorcade of the pagoda or enlivened flatboat and brilliant little boats.
Legend states that the progenitors of Bocaue extricated the Holy Cross of Wawa from the waterway 200 years back, and the festival is in recognition of this occasion. An outstanding story recounts a lady who was spared from suffocating by a drifting cross which is attempted to be the Holy Cross of Wawa.
The Holy Cross of Wawa, an imitation of the cross on which Jesus Christ was killed, is determined to a pagoda, which is marched down the stream, drove by an entourage of bancas. The whole fluvial parade is vividly improved and many enthusiasts from everywhere throughout the Philippines accumulate to pay praise to the Holy Cross of Wawa. The merriments likewise incorporate a nine-day novena, which praises the protect of the Holy Cross of Wawa from the Bocaue River.