It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!




 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people and culture is paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

SINANGGIYAW FESTIVAL

 

Photo from: http://dumanjug.gov.ph/index.php/for-visitors/sinanggiyaw-festival

 

The Sinanggiyaw Festival of Dumanjug highlights the abundance of the farm products of the town along with the fertility of their land. It aims to show visitors what the town can offer to the world even as the town is gradually becoming more urban rather than rural. Similar to other festivals in the archipelago, the Sinanggiyaw Festival also celebrates the feast day of the patron saint of the town, St. Francis of Assisi. The festival has been celebrated on October 4 of each year since 1855.

​It is believed that the festival started off as a religious celebration before it gradually transformed into the grand celebration it is today. Despite this change, the festival still highlights giving thanks for the blessings the residents of the town receive each year. Being a religious celebration, the church is the center of all the events of the festival. Read More: http://www.peanutbrowas.com/blog/experience-the-sinanggiyaw-festival-of-dumanjug

 

Photo from:  http://www.cebu-tourism.techcellar.net/sinanggiyaw-festival/

 

I was surprised that the town has its own festival, the Sinanggyaw Festival. Every October 4th, they celebrate this festival in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Sinangyaw means “sangi-sayaw”. It is a colorful festive to give thanks to the patron saint for the good harvest of corn, fruits and vegetables.

After the street parade, we went to their Poblacion to visit their Church. In front of their Church, the whole town was celebrating the Sinanggyaw festival, but still, I was amazed because there were hundreds of devotees were present to attend the Holy Eucharist Mass. Indeed, wherever you go in the Philippines, Roman Catholic Church is very strong in the Philippines. Catholic influence is emotionally active in the Philippines.  Read More:  https://flongology.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/a-weekend-escapade-in-dumanjug/

 

Photo from:  http://www.cebu-tourism.techcellar.net/sinanggiyaw-festival/

 

The name Sinanggi-yaw is taken from two old Cebuano words, Sinanggi meaning abundance of harvested agricultural products of our farmers and Sayaw meaning dance. Through street dancing and field presentation, performers shall dance merrily bringing all the Sinanggi-performance focused on three aspects: planting, harvesting and thanksgiving.

The Sinanggiayaw is held on the 4th of October in the town of Dumanjug, province of Cebu.  Read More:  http://dumanjugfestival.blogspot.com/p/the-sinanggiyaw-festival.html

 

Photo from:  http://ronz099.blogspot.com/2010/10/sinanggiyaw_13.html

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Discover the Majestic Beauty of Cebu

How to Get to Cebu

Visit the Top Attractions in Cebu

Colorful and Magnificent Festivals in Cebu

Amazing Islands and Beaches in Cebu

Fun and Exciting Activities in Cebu

Cebu Photo Gallery

Cebu Video Collection

 

 





 

 

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