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FESTIVALS IN CAMIGUIN
Nestled in the northern coast of the Mindanao region, Camiguin is known for its lovely beaches, hot springs, historical churches and colorful festivals, and every year, hundreds of visitors come to the island to witness famous Camiguin Island festivals. Read More: http://www.world66.com/asia/south/philippines/camiguinisland/festivals
Lanzones Festival is held every third week of October and it is a four day grand celebration of the lanzones fruit. The most important livelihood in Camiguin is lanzones. It is when a lot of tourists come to witness the joyous Lanzones festival. Lanzones is one of the major fruit producers in the Philippines. Lanzones is a tropical fruit that grows extravagantly on the north-central coast of Mindanao. Lanzones has a pale brown skin and sweet translucent flesh. It is said that the sweetest lanzones in the Philippines comes from Camiguin. The town of Mambajao in Camiguin celebrated its annual festival called Lanzones Festival together with its harvest in the month of October. Read More: http://www.philippinecountry.com/philippine_festivals/lanzones_festival.html
San Juan Hibok Hibokan
In honor of St. John the Baptist, Camiguinons celebrate the San Juan sa Hibok Hibok Festival every 24th day of June. St. John the Baptist baptized the people by immersing their heads in the water, in preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. Various fun-filled activities are lined up to commemorate the celebration such as the fluvial parade, extreme challenge, water sports, different sporting events, body building contest and the search for the yearly Mr. and Ms. Hibok-Hibokan. Read More: http://whatshappening.com.ph/event/hibok-hibok-festival/
Every April 21-22 devotees trek coming from the neighboring municipalities, cities and provinces in Visayas and Mindanao to Camiguin’s walkway considered the Region’s famous Holy Week site.
As a holy week event, Panaad means to walk around the Island of Camiguin for a promise. The 64-km-walk serves as a test as to how much one will endure to keep a promise. To keep the essence of the Holy Week, the 14 Stations of the Cross serve as the guide of the whole walk and are posted throughout the island starting in Benoni, Mahinog, just around 300 meters from the wharf.
Because a participant has to walk around Camiguin, the Panaad event is also referred to as “round” by the locals.
Ms. Candice L. Borromeo
Tel. No. 088-387-1097 loc 120
May Festival – a month-long fiesta celebration of the barangays and towns in Camiguin during the month of May. The search for the Rose of May and the Santacruzan are the highlights of the celebration. The photographs (through the courtesy of the Tourism Office at Camiguin) portrayed below were taken during an earlier celebration of the May Festival. Read More: https://matetox143.wordpress.com/municipalities-2/
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