Kahilwayan Festival: Municipality of Santa Barbara

Municipality of Santa Barbara
Every 17th of November

The Cry of Santa Barbara is translated to the annual celebration of KAHILWAYAN FESTIVAL every November 17th. Kahilwayan is a Hiligaynon term that means Freedom or Liberty. It isa dance-drama presentation that re-enacts the historic battle of the llonggos against Spanish colonial rule and how the llonggo revolutionaries gained their freedoms.

The finale of the presentation is performed with a marching tune, the Marcha Libertador that was originally played when Ilonggo Revolutionarios led by Gen. Martin Delgado marched from the town to Plaza Alfonso Xl presently known as Plaza Libertad in Iloilo City on December 25, 1898. The festival is considered to be one of the best festivals in the country.

For more information, please contact Irene Magallon Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 5239955 or email at [email protected].

Read also: The Ultimate List of Festivals in Iloilo Province


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Tel. Nos: (0063) (033) 3375411/5093550
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