Municipality of Lemery
Last week of January
The agricultural town of Lemery celebrates its vast agricultural heritage with the Saug Festival. Saug, a Hiligaynon term meaning to haul or to move an object laid on a bamboo sledge locally known as Karosa hitched on a draft animal like the carabao or cow. It is a definitive symbol of the mode of transportation for agricultural as well as traveling people in the old days. Up to this day, it has remained a cultural heritage of its folks despite the technological breakthrough.
The celebration of Saug highlights the town’s rich cultural meaning and long history as it is an important part of the Ilonggo culture. It also helps a great deal in preserving this indigenous celebration in Iloilo.
For more information, please contact Hon. Angelie Golingay-SB Member Committee on Tourism at (033) 3961412/5440011 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