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FESTIVALS IN QUIRINO
Quirino is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon.
Each municipality in Quirino has its own festival which features their unique culture and practices.
Panagdadapun Festival is a showcase of the unique culture, convergence of all tribes and colorful history of the Province of Quirino.
It is celebrated every month of September every year which coincides with the Araw ng Quirino Foundation.
This festival is a celebration that inspires those who are productive and achievers in any field of expertise and vocation through recognition and giving honors or “Pammadayaw”.
It is one of our great Filipino virtues that we treasure and cherish because it serves as a motivation for better governance and public service, people empowerment, meaningful development on health, environment and agriculture. It is being celebrated every July 1-3 of the year.
Encompasses all desirable, admirable traits, characteristics and virtues of the Filipino who care for the lives of their families and fellows, and who have that strong, deep concern, care and social awareness for general welfare.
It is celebrated every June 19-21 of the year.
Is a symbol of the industry, perseverance and zeal of the rice-producing people towards the realization of their common aspirations of development and sustaining Saguday as the rice granary of the province.
It is celebrated every April 7-8 of the year.
It signified the value of their hardwork and industry, highlighted by their habit in rising at early dawn going and working in the farm and leaving for home at dusk. The enjoyment of the work attributes is expressed through laughter, dances, chants, songs and fun. It creates relaxation and excitement to overcome the hardships of farming.
This is celebrated every July 27th and 28th of the year.
“The Aquero Festival aims to increase the faith and devotion of the people in Aglipay, of Quirino and of the entire diocese, especially after the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine here has been declared a Marian pilgrimage site”, says Fr. Quezon Juan, the town’s parish priest.
For three days starting Friday, the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Bayombong, which covers Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, will celebrate the Aquero Festival with prayers, processions and performances, highlighted by the coronation of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine.
The event, now on its third year, has been drawing pilgrims from all over Cagayan Valley, many of whom have gotten word about what were believed to be miraculous intercessions of the Blessed Virgin. – inquirer.net
The Aquero Festival is a patronal fiesta celebrated every February 11th to 13th of the year.
Reflects the traditional customs of going to farm at dawn where their works generally located at lowlands and leaving for home at nightfall. The festivity portrays how communal activities are conducted manifesting thanks to the Lord for a bounty harvest.
It shows the old practice of “bayanihan” in the festivities. The festival is being celebrated every June 12-15.
This festival is a yearly festivity in celebration of the creation of the municipality. It is the convergence of all tribes and cultures of the municipality in cooperation and celebration.
It features the indigenous tribes which is the “Ilongots” they are the original cultural communities of the area/or the first settlers in the province. Part of the celebration is the portrayal of their primitive cultural practices like PADONG as the war dance and the TAGUEM which portrays their practice from courtship to wedding. Festivity on every 22-25th of February.
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