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COLORFUL FESTIVALS IN ILOCOS SUR
The province of Ilocos Sur holds various annual festivals to celebrate traditions, customs and thanksgiving in very colorful ways; they are:
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The Garlic Festival is held in Sinait, Ilocos Sur known as the Garlic Center of the North. It is held during the 1st to 3rd of May. This festival aims to showcase the talent, ingenuity and hard work of the Ilocano farmers. Aside from that, it also aims to encourage the farmers to mass high quality garlic using modern technology.
It is a unique festival whose primary objective is to give recognition to garlic farmers. Also, it aims to form and educate visitors and local residents on the importance of the garlic industry to the Philippine economy. – http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php/Bawang_Festival
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A festival in a setting replete with historyand heritage, cultural treasures and reminiscences, the Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts has become one of the biggest cultural events in the North. Scene stealers are the Caleza Parade, Santacruzan, Inabel Fashion Show, Ramada Contest, Traditional Games and concerts. – http://www.visitmyphilippines.com
The city has a longganisa-themed parade and at one time attempted to set a record for having the longest longganisa ever made. The festival has become a crowd-drawer as Vigan longganisa, a native version of Mexican salami, has a distinct garlicky taste that has become a favorite of the Filipino palate. – http://www.vigan.ph
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This is a festival celebrating the favorite dish of the Ilocanos, “pinakbet” featuring street dances and cooking competitions.
Pinakbet contains many vegetables, like sitaw, ampalaya, kalabasa, okra, gabi, eggplant, squash and many more. – http://pinastival.blogspot.com
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