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FESTIVALS IN GUIMARAS

 

The Philippines have colorful festivals or fiestas, that rage across the country throughout the year. Cheerful town fiestas are reminders of the Spanish era, mixing in elements of Catholicism with festivities, feasts and indigenous drama.  Read More: http://philippinestravelsite.com/february-festivals-philippines/

 

Mango / Manggahan Festival

 

Guimaras Manggahan FestivalPhoto from:  http://www.philstar.com/agriculture/2015/05/17/1455463/guimaras-manggahan-festival-perk-economy-tourism

 

Guimaras Mango Festival is the event of the year of this beautiful, lush green Province of Philippines, held to honor the sweetest mangoes of the world that are grown in this area, as well as to commemorate the foundation of the Province of Guimaras. The celebration is usually held every April in Jordan. The first festival dates back on May 22, 1993, when the first anniversary of Guimaras as an independent province was commemorated. This year the Province of Guimaras is celebrating the 22nd Foundation Day.  Read More:  http://www.balticmuse.com/2014/04/28/guimaras-mango-festival-2014/

 

Palayag Festival

 

Guimaras Palayag FestivalPhoto from:  http://www.oceanislandtravel.com/home.asp?aid=933

 

The local government of Buenavista in Guimaras kicks off today the weeklong 8th Palayag Festival that will run from January 9-18, 2015.  Now on its 8th year, Palayag Festival celebrates the town’s development and cultural heritage. 

The festival is the town’s major tourism event and is expected to draw in foreign and local tourists.  Palayag showcases the town’s seafaring tradition as well as it is a thanksgiving for all the blessings the town has been receiving. It also honors the town’s different sectors for their contribution in Buenavista’s development.

The Palayag Festival will open this morning with a parade along the town’s major streets. Reyes will lead the opening of the agro-trade fair and exhibit and food festival. Spectators can also enjoy the Drum and Bugle competition to be participated in by private and public schools in Buenavista.  The festival also features various sporting events including basketball, dart, taekwando, aquathlon, softball, drag race, etc. that are open to all interested participants. To showcase the island-province’s most valued crop, there will be a Mango-Eat-All-You-Can during the festival’s two-day culmination on January 17 and 18.
On January 18, barangays will showcase their floats for the Palayag Festival Competition while tribes will outperform one another during the Hubon Street Dancing contest.

Coronation of Mutya ng Buenavista 2015, fireworks display, and live band at the food festival area will cap the celebration.  Read More:  https://thedailyguardian.net/community-news/palayag-festival-kicks-off-today/

 

Sadsaran Festival

 Guimaras Sadsaran FestivalPhoto from:  http://godenxio.blogspot.com/2014/06/guimaras-manggahan-cultural-competition.html

 

This festival is typically celebrated in the municipality of Nueva Valencia every last week of January.  Tourists can expect a kaleidoscope of dances from the old days to the present since the term “sadsad” is a common word for dancing used by Nuevalenciahanons (the people of Nueva Valencia), especially the elderly.  The festival also showcases its cultural heritage and livelihood through celebrating this event.  Read More:  http://discoverguimaras.com/events-and-festivals/municipal/

 

Contact Information:

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF GUIMARAS
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Capitol Compound, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
Telephone (033) 581-2114
Telefax (033) 581-2057
e-mail: public.information_guimaras@yahoo.com

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Guimaras – The Mango Capital of the Philippines

Where is Guimaras and How to Get There

Best Places to Visit in Guimaras

Colorful and Meaningful Festivals and Events in Guimaras

Guimaras Photo Gallery

Guimaras Video Collection

 

 





 

 

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