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FESTIVALS IN CAGAYAN

 

Bangkarera

Cagayan BangkareraPhoto from: www.youtube.com

Festivals in Cagayan celebrate the activities close to Cagayanos’ hearts: their means of livelihood, religious events, and anniversaries of key historical events. This would be a good time for visitors to see and experience first-hand the warm welcoming nature of the Cagayanos.

The Bangkarera Festival of the municipality of Aparri (May 10th) features an exciting race participated in by up to a hundred boats of different sizes and shapes, as thanksgiving to their patron saint, St. Peter Thelmo. – http://www.cagayan.gov.ph/index.php/tourism/festivals

 

Panagsangal Festival

Cagayan Panagsangal FestivalPhoto from: www.youtube.com

Observed in the town of Baggao in Cagayan every April 25th througfh May 1st, this festival symbolizes the spirit of unity as the meaning of “Panagsangal” (being united) in the local Ilocano dialect. It is highlighted with lots of merrymaking in the form of street dancing competitiond, beauty contests and trade fair exhibits.

 

Labig Festival

Cagayan Labig FestivalPhoto from: http://hunkytraveler.blogspot.com/2015/08/

This festival is celebrated in Claveria, Cagayan from May 7-9 of every year. The town holds street parades, boat-rowing competisions, beauty pageants and many other forms of merrynaking. The festival focuses on the uses of the “labig” leaf of a palm tree which grows abundantly in this town.

 

Dawa Festival

Cagayan Dawa FestivalPhoto from: www.gonzaga.com.ph

The Dawa Festival is is held in the town of Gonzaga in Cagayan, to celebrate the bountiful harvest.The word “Dawa” translates to the phrase “Flowers of Rice.” It usually involves traditional activities like dances, concerts by local and national celebrities, agri-trade fairs, cultural nights, and beauty pageants participated by the province’s most beautiful women plus exciting cooking contests and parlor games.

 

Aramang Festival

Cagayan Aramang FestivalPhoto from: youtube.com

The Aramang Festival is a thanksgiving celebration every May 10th and 11th for the year’s bountiful catch of “aramang,” soft-shelled shrimps dried and exported to other parts of the country as well as other countries in the world, like Japan, Taiwan and others. The event features more than a hundred fishing boats in a grand fluvial parade.

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cagayan – The Land of Smiling Beauty

Cagayan and Its Over 300 Caves

Magnificent Waters in Cagayan

The Two Faces of Cagayan River: Calm and Turbulent

Colorful Festivals in Cagayan

Interesting Places in Cagayan

Cagayan Photo Gallery

Cagayan Video Collection



 

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