Saturday, May 4, 2013

Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts

The Viva Vigan Festival of Arts, held every first week of May, is one of the biggest festivities and cultural events in the north. The festival is held in the historical town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur featuring various events that demonstrates the cultural inclination and historical significance of the place.

The week-long celebration is filled with different merry-making activities held in the major streets of the town, like Plaza Burgos, Quezon Avenue, Liberation Boulevard and Crisologo, and Florentino Streets. The festive mood is characterized by Binatbatan street dancing. Other activities during the festival include Calesa parade, Karbo festival, ramada games, religious rituals, Santacruzan, trade and food fairs, Abel Iloko fashion shows, and exhibits.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dayaw Dalan Festival San Jacinto, Ticao

The DAYAW DALAN FESTIVAL  is an annual festivity in the municipality of San Jacinto in Ticao held from May 1-3 in honor of its patron saint, Santo Cristo de Burgos.


Dayaw is an old Tigaonon term which means "to show off, parade or display." In its strictest meaning, dayaw is to present with pride what is distinctly and essentially inherent in a person. Dalan on the other hand, means in olden times, a mountain trail which now includes path, street and highway.

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