Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sarakiki-Hadang Festival of Calbayog City

SARAKIKI-HADANG FESTIVAL is being celebrated in Calbayog City, Western Samar on the first week of September. The festivity is being held in honor of Our Lady of Nativity. The festival is being highlighted with the presentation of street dancers dressed like chickens.

Origin of the festival's name. From the local term ‘Sarakiki’ which describes the frenzied movements of a cockerel as it tries to charm a hen or provoke a fight with another cockerel. “Handang” means ritual dance and is used to court good favour with the gods to cure the sick and bring a good harvest.


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