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Iloilo is a province of festivals, widely known in the Philippines and internationally for the Dinagyang Festival. Ilonggos are fond of hosting festivals and fiestas. In testimony if this is that fact that nearly all places in Iloilo hold a big town-wide celebration every year. It could be in the form of a cultural festival, a religious fiesta that honors a patron saint, or the town or city’s founding day. Read More


Bantayan Festival


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The municipality of Guimbal, situated outside the city of Iloilo, will be home to local and international tourists alike as it stages the annual Bantayan Festival which commemorates the foundation of Guimbal as a settlement. In this fete, two symbols which represent the town are commemorated: the Bantayan, or the watch towers which served as the guard against the Moro invaders who attempted to besiege the town, and the Gimba or drum, which stands for merrymaking among the crowd. A lot of activities are lined up by the municipal government for the festivities, among them a fluvial parade sponsored by the church, streetdancing within the town center, a beauty pageant participated by the town’s fine ladies, and cultural and sports contests participated by the active townsfolk. Read More:


Baroto sa Lutac Festival


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Held every June 28 in Barotac Viejo, Baroto sa Lutac Race is an annual event developed to celebrate Barotac’s rich history. The race is participated by pairs representing corresponding barangays. The participants then compete in a de layag race, wherein the raceboat has sails, or race using using paddles in the de bugsay category.

It is believed that the municipal’s name came from the word baroto, and lutac, which means boat and mud, respectively. The words words describe much the lifestyle of the people of Barotac then. Being a fishing community Barotacnons depended on boats for fishing and transportation. Mud was was abundant in the shores where the river meets the sea, the Barotacnons cradle of civilization. Read More:



Binanog Festival


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The celebration is an integral part of the customs and traditions of the Bukidnons. It celebrates the pulsating music and the vibrant dance of the native Lambunaonons The dance may be either in a form of a celebration known as the Inagong Sayaw-Sayaw or Dinagmay— a courtship dance. It depicts the coupling mechanism of banog birds (dapay or hawk) to the symbolic beating of a gong that synchronizes the pulsating movements of the feet and hands of the male and female dancers. It reaches climax as the female dancer catches her male partner using a long piece of cloth wrapped in her waist.

Binanog Festival has grown over the years to become an annual tradition for the people of Iloilo. The binanog dance is a traditional dance like the dances of indigenous people rather than a theatrical performance as shown in other festivals. The celebration brings the soul of the Bukidnons to the limelight. It celebrates love and the spirit of its people.

The richly colorful music, costumes and movement of Binanog is the glory of Lambunao. Read More:



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Have a Feast of Good Foods in Iloilo

Discover the Amazing Beaches of Iloilo

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