Katagman Festival: Municipality of Oton

Municipality of Oton
1st week of May

The entire history of the town comes alive with the inter tribe dance-theater competition. The Chinese gold burial mask of Oton is its cultural icon. The role it plays is a “mediatory” object through which it is connected to Oton’s history and culture.

katagman festival costume

The town is believed to be one popular site of remarkable Chinese artefacts and many of these artefacts are displayed in local and national museums. The most popular and iconic is the Chinese gold death mask believed to be in the late 14th and 15th century A.D. and found in a grave site somewhere in the Barangay of San Antonio.

And there is plenty more to this town than meets the eye. Katagman is a magnificent gem of a festival that has built a significant reputation, earning it a place as one of loilo’s best cultural celebrations every May.

For more information, please contact Cheche Salcepuedes Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 3378944/ 3378190 or email at [email protected].

Read also: The Ultimate List of Festivals in Iloilo Province


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

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Tel. Nos: (0063) (033) 3375411/5093550
Telefax: (0063) (033) 3350245
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