PASIDUNGOG KAY SENOR SAN MIGUEL FESTIVAL
Municipality of San Miguel
3rd week of December
The annual tradition of celebrating Pasidungog Kay Senor San Miguel Festival is for their town’s patron saint that was said to have come through and save the locals from the area from absolute death when they fell under siege from the rival bandits.
The tribal dance competition presents the story about the separation of the parishes of Alimodian, Leon and San Miguel with three assigned patron saints. It was said that their images were carried on carabao-drawn carrozas. The image of Saint Catherine de Aragon headed to Leon; the image of Saint Thomas de Villanueva to Alimodian. However, with much beating and prodding to the animal for the carroza to move, it insisted to stay in the area, thus, having Saint Michael the Archangel as the town’s patron saint.
The celebration offers its people the opportunity to enhance camaraderie and fellowship where they give thanks and share their blessings. They celebrate the festival with arts and crafts, food, drinks, and special programs.
For more information, please contact Nicanor Escalera – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 3310670/ 3310797 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