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FESTIVALS IN GUIMARAS

 

 

There are different types of festivals in Guimaras. Some uses the rich cultural tradition of the province, others focus on a medley of dances and merrymaking, while others immortalize the mystical aspect and extend thanksgiving to their natural resources. Tourists are encouraged to engage in these exciting festivals to better experience their real meanings and purposes.

 

 

Asinan Festival

 

Guimaras Asinan FestivalPhoto from: oceanislandtravel.com

 

Imagine what would french fries taste like without salt? Tasteless… salt is one of the most essential, old and basic food seasoning (spice) all over the world, and we are lucky to have a large supply of salt, as a matter of fact there’s even a city, place  in our country where the salt festival is being celebrated. Salt Festival or also known as Asinan Festival is celebrated every February 20 each year at San Lorenzo, Guimaras.  This festival aims to  shows us how they appreciate, cherish and use salt in their daily lives especially the food they prepare like tuyo and other fish products. In this particular event you would be also amazed at the way they used salt as part of their customs and props in their yearly dance contest which also consist of different age groups, schools and barangays.   Read More: http://www.metrokelan.com/festivals-and-fairs/asinan-festival_i1266

 

 

Mountain Bike Festival

 

Guimaras Bike FestivalPhoto from: http://wheelwanders.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

 

A multi-event team sports (mountain biking, coastal and mountain trekking, a call to rediscover, and adventure). Guimaras Mountain Bike Association (GUIMBA) spearheads Governor?s Cup Mountain Bike and Downhill Competitions. The mission is to promote bicycling as a sport, environmentalism as a way of life, and Guimaras as an ecotourism destination.  Read More:  http://www.rotary3850.org/2008-2009/travellog_guimaras.htm

 

 

Saranggola Festival

 

Guimaras Saranggola FestivalPhoto from: www.oceanislandtravel.com

 

Kite flying festival which is participated by barangay folks and neighboring barangays and municipalities of Guimaras. It manifests the ingenuity and creativity of the locals as well as their expertise in maneuvering the kites to fly swiftly and smoothly with the winds.

 

 

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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