Municipality of Leon
3rd week of November
The kaing is a basket made from woven bamboo strips and weaving kaing has been a mainstay in the life of the people of Leon. It was said that when the old poblacion in Sitio Camando was burned in 1865, the whole community was left with no choice but to flee the area. Crossing rivers and walking miles and miles of rugged terrain, the people moved to the present poblacion site. The kaing was used as storage for their belongings during the exodus.
The Kaing symbolizes a basket of prosperity, a harvest of abundance being endowed with rich natural resource. The festival showcases the local talents and unique culture, the town’s achievements and its quest for progress. The celebration speaks as an embodiment of Leon, its people and culture.
For more information, please contact Rose Lea Kilayko Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 3310033 or email at [email protected].
ILOILO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TOURISM OFFICE
2/F, Casa Real Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City
Telefax No: (+63 33) 3384910
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
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