Friday, August 3, 2012

Mercedes Kadagatan Festival

KADAGATAN FESTIVAL is a celebration of thanksgiving for the blessings and bounty during seafaring, fishing expedition and fish farming endeavors not just of the fishermen but the entire populace of Mercedes Municipality. The festival recognizes Mother Nature for its gift of vast fishing resources, magnificent shorelines and other aquatic potentials. It is a week-long celebration from August 1-8.

It’s original name was Mercedes Kadagatan Fishtival, conceived during the administration of Mayor Jimmy P. Lo, Fiscal year 1997. The Mercedes Kadagatan Fishtival is among the registered festivals in the Bicol Region under the Department of Tourism which has become a yearly activity. It was then featured in the calendar of Mercury Drug Corporation for three (3) edition covering the month of August. The Mercedes Kadagatan Fishtival was renamed to Kadagatan Festival in August 2003 under the administration of Mayor Pepito P. Lo.


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