Salakayan Festival: Municipality of Miagao

SALAKAYAN FESTIVAL
1st week of February
Municipality of Miagao

Salakayan Festival is highlighted by the annual tribal dance-drama presentations honouring and commemorating the bravery showed by their ancestors against the Muslim pirates. Performers dance showcase a mock combat involving the Miagaowanons and the fierce Muslim pirates. Salakayan is derived from the local dialect “salakay” or “to attack.”

Salakayan Festival

Salakayan Festival also tradition of the features Gigantes parade where huge papier mache figures of notable people in Miagao’s history are scaled towering 10-15 feet in height and with bodies framed out from large bamboo or wired cages entertain spectators. The parade is accompanied by small groups that beat out a rhythm on drums or to the tune of a small marching band to the delight the festival crowd.

For more information, please contact Anthony Selorio – Municipal Tourism Officer at (033) 315 or email at [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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