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The city of Calbayog and some towns in Samar celebrate their own festivals aside from Samar’s town fiesta every year. In other towns, the fiesta is celebrated together with the town festival, while others celebrate it separately. However, during the Samar Day Celebration, all municipalities are welcome to participate in the contest of festivals during the parade wherein the participants try their best to get the winning prize. Colorful costumes and dances can be seen in the parade. – Read More: http://samar.lgu-ph.com/festivals.htm
The Philippine mud crab, scientific name Scylla serrata, also called as mangrove crabs or black crabs is an economically important crab species. It is because of the business opportunity for the growing demand of these crustaceans commercially.
Mud crab, commonly called by Filipinos as alimango, is a species of crab that lives in estuaries or mangrove areas where salt and freshwater gather.
In Samar Province, the municipality of Santa Margarita celebrates the Alimango Festival in honor of these mud crabs. Read More: http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/festivals/4407/alimango-festival-samar
Banigan Kawayan Festival
The most awaited Banigan Festival will be held at Basey, Samar on September 28, 2014. Basey is the municipality in Samar province. The people of Basey will be celebrating the Banigan Festival again as an annual event on September 28 until September 29. Banigan Festival is also known as Kawayan – Banigan Festival. This festival is a yearly dance parade of different kinds of mats. This festival shows the 2 main source of livelihood in Basey. These are the bamboo weaving and the mat weaving. It is being celebrated up until now to continue the tradition that has been passed to them for many years. Read More: http://www.metrokelan.com/festivals-and-fairs/banigan-kawayan-festival_i6878
Their fast, synchronized and energetic dancing has earned the admiration of the crowd and the nod of judges during the festival competition that depicts the culture, tradition and way of life in Samar.
Performers of the Carabao Festival of Gandara town, which pays tribute to the draft animal that helps people till their farms and provides milk for Gandara kesiyo (native cheese), were declared grand champions in the Festival of Festival competition.
In colorful attire, they acted as carabao bulls, herons, medicine men and villagers in portraying rural life. They danced, pranced, ran and fell to the ground to the rhythmic beating of the drums, with the lead dancer carrying an image of St. Michael de Archangel, Gandara’s patron saint. Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/467257/a-festive-day-of-pride-for-samarenos#ixzz4ZGRSxR6t
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