Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bongabong's Sulyog Festival

The "SULYOG FESTIVAL" is a combination of the Mangyan term “suli” meaning banana and the Tagalog word “niyog” for coconut. Said products are the main agricultural crops of the municipality Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro. Presented in a street dance, Sulyog is a culmination of thanksgiving rites in honor of the town patron saint St. Joseph. The performers portray theSulyog Festival harvesting of bananas and coconut, extracting coconut from shell and dried for copra, and the assorting of bananas for sale, and offering of these products to Saint Joseph.


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