Burihan Festival: Municipality of Tigbauan

BURIHAN FESTIVAL
2nd week of February
Barangay Bitas
Municipality of Tigbauan

To show off local creativity and to raise awareness of the uses of the buri tree, the Bitas Burihan Festival Association has given it importance by way of the Burihan Festival. Not only celebrated to conserve and publicize the local tradition of buri handicraft-making in the area but it also celebrates and honours the feast of their patron, the Our Lady of Lourdes.

Burihan Festival

The tribe competition highlights creatively woven buri products and features the process of how it is made. The names of the competing groups carry the processes of how the fiber is obtained such as Likyad, Luknit, Sasa, Karatel, and Hilo. Barangay Bitas is a small agriculture-based community where the buri palm plays an important part in their local economy.

For more information, please contact Linda Fe Camina – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 5117936/ 5118530 or email at [email protected]/ [email protected].

Read also: The Ultimate List of Festivals in Iloilo Province

Sources:

ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
2/F, Casa Real Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City
Telefax No: (+63 33) 3384910
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Blog: mybeautifulILOILO
Website: www.iloilo.gov.ph/tourism

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM REGION VI
Capitol Grounds, Bonifacio Drive, lloilo City
Tel. Nos: (0063) (033) 3375411/5093550
Telefax: (0063) (033) 3350245
Email: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.westernvisayastourism.com.ph or http://www.visitmyphilippines.com

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