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FESTIVALS IN BILIRAN
Biliran is the best kept secret in Eastern Visayas. The name was derived from “borobiliran” a type of native grass that grew abundantly on the island’s plains. With its charming villages, rich coastline, rugged mountains and majestic waterfalls, what more can an adventurer want in nature. The island attractions raw beauty and the thrill of discovering a new flora and fauna are what appeal to the masses.
Most visitors are drawn to the turquoise waters and scintillating beaches.It is haven for beach lovers who wanted to frolic in the sand and dive deep in the waters. Recently some of our islands have been featured in the national broadcasting television. The availability of diving equipment gave way for the discovery of the rich marine life that can rival even the best of Cebu.
The place is not only for beach lovers. We have a good concentration of waterfalls and hot springs surrounded with rich foliage. Biliran has everything that you can ever want in nature. Read More: http://tourism.biliranisland.com/islandattractions.php
Celebrated in Almeria during its character anniversary on every 1st September, the festival is a tribute to the town’s humble beginnings, just like the lowly “gapnod” and its present accomplishments. Read More: http://www.biliranisland.com/festivals/biliran-festivals/
The Hudyaka sa Panglao is an annual festivity that takes place every 28th of August, with Saint Augustine as the patron.
The municipality’s 10 barangays form the contingents for the dance contest, which serves as the revelry’s main highlight. The dance festival starts with a Holy Mass in the afternoon, followed by the dancers and their drums and bugles.
The performers compete intensely in an effort to show which barangay is the best among the rest. The dance face-off is held on the landscaped grounds near Panglao’s parish church.
The festival usually lasts for 9 days (or a week) with music, dance, and parties all over the town. Each barangay has its own activities, such as variety shows and pageants. Read More: http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/festivals/1640/hudyaka-sa-panglao/
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Celebrated in Caibiran during its town fiesta every 25th of July, the festival illustrates the playful stance of lizards locally known as “Ibid” which abounds by the river near its earliest settlement , from which the town gets its name. Caibiran means a place where there are many “Ibid”. From: http://biliran.gov.ph/ibid/
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