PAGDAUG – SALUDAN FESTIVAL
2nd week of March
Municipality of Tigbauan
Highlighting the celebration is a dance-drama competition in memory of all Tigbauanons in war and conflicts and those who sacrificed their lives in defence of their beloved town. It was on 18 March 1945 when the 40th Infantry Division, spearheaded by the 185th Infantry Regiment landed unopposed at the shores of barangay Parara in Tigbauan. Around 23,000 strong guerrilla forces had secured most of areas in loilo under Col. Macario Peralta. Some 1,500 Japanese troops surrendered.
The Saludan segment showcases Tigbauans’ unique culture presented in fishing or agricultural scenes of Panalud, a Hiligaynon word coined from Salud or the traditional way of gathering or accumulating a thing for its interest or value such as threshing rice using a basket or catching fingerlings through nets.
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