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COLORFUL FESTIVALS IN LA UNION

Each town in La Union celebrates its own town fiesta. Aside from that, there are some other special festivals held yearly all over La Union:

 

 

Buyboy Festival

Photo from:  http://www.ilocandiatreasures.com

It was co-incidental that coming from Baguio City, I saw an event in San Fernando City about to happen. I dropped by and witnessed this Buyboy Festival. 

The province produced primarily buyboy, walis tambo or brooms. So they came up with the idea of celebrating Buyboy Festival in celebration of the 162nd founding anniversary of the said province. –  Source:  Text and Photos from:  http://www.ilocandiatreasures.com  See Photo Gallery…

 

 

Sillag Festival

La Union Sillag Festival

Photo from:  http://rappler.com

MANILA, Philippines – La Union is holding its second Sillag Festival of Lights at the Poro Point Freeport Zone on March 9 to 10.

“Sillag” is an Ilocano word that means “moonbeam” or “illumination from the moon.”

The two-day event features light-inspired activities such as the Sunset Run for Hope, ceremonial lighting of Sillag Village, a pyromusical show and lantern fluvial parade. – Source:  http://rappler.com  See Photo Gallery…

 

 

Dinengdeng Festival

La Union Dinengdeng FestivalPhoto from:  http://m.abante.com.ph

This pilgrimage town held its 8th “Dinengdeng Festival” on Tuesday with local cooks simultaneously whipping up various kinds of dinengdeng (vegetable) dishes at the grounds of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, South La Union campus.  – Source:  http://hotfmagoo.blogspot.com  See Photo Gallery…

 

 

Bagnet Festival

La Union Bagnet FestivalPhoto from: City of San Fernando  La Union Information and Tourism Office Facebook

Dalumpinas Elementary School and La Union National High School students who officially represented the City of San Fernando perform their best moves during the street showdown competition of the Bagnet Festival Streetdancing competition on December 15, 2013 at Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. The City of San Fernando ended 1st runner-up during the said competition. (Photo by: Alex S. de Guzman-City Media Bureau) – Source:  https://www.facebook.com  See Photo Gallery…

 

 

Baggak (Morning Star) Festival

La Union Baggak FestivalPhoto from:  www.pinoytumblr.com 

Bauangenians are going all out in paying tribute as they celebrate the Baggak (morning star) festival which the town had been celebrating for the past years.

The festival’s and founding anniversary’s main theme, “Parol: Silaw ti Ragsak, Namnama ken Panagkaykaysa iti ili ti Bauang” (Star: Light of Happiness, Hope and Unity in the Municipality of Bauang) a symbol of the town’s development through the years.

Baggak, an Iluko term referring to the morning star, stands for the dawning of a new day for Bauang. – Source:  http://nboi.blogspot.com  See Photo Gallery…

 

 

Pindangan Festival

 La Union Pindangan FestivalPhoto from:  www.philstar.com 

The annual street dancing competition among students and residents from various schools and barangays in the City of San Fernando marked the first day of the five-day celebration for the 10th cityhood foundation anniversary of the city.

Known as the “Pindangan Festival”, students from the elementary, secondary and tertiary levels and including the different barangays and civic organizations in the city set foot their best street dance steps and displayed their colorful costumes on March 15. – Source:  http://sanfernando-launion.blogspot.com See Photo Gallery…

 

 

Tobacco Festival

La Union Tobacco FestivalPhoto from:  http://kingki.blogspirit.com

 Candon City has many happy faces.  Recently, in Candon City Fiesta, it was package in the streetdancing competion.  Check this out, guys.  This one is from San Fernando City, la Union who participated in the streetdancing competition.  Source:  http://kingki.blogspirit.com

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

The “Beach Fever” Province of La Union

Where is La Union and How to Get There

Interesting Tourist Spots in La Union – Part 1

Interesting Tourist Spots in La Union – Part 2

Things To Do When in La Union

Colorful Festivals in La Union

La Union Photo Gallery

 

 

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