Celebrate Tradition and Community at the 308th Foundation Anniversary and Salakayan Festival 2024

Celebrate Tradition and Community at the 308th Foundation Anniversary and Salakayan Festival 2024

Get ready to immerse yourself in vibrant cultural festivities as Miagao gears up to celebrate its 308th Foundation Anniversary and the 26th Salakayan Festival! With an exhilarating schedule of events showcasing the rich heritage and lively spirit of the town, this year’s festival is themed “Kultura kag Kahilwayan, Padulong sa Kadarag-an,” which translates to “Culture and Freedom, Heading Towards Progress.”

Unveiling the Festivities

The week-long celebration kicks off on February 5, Monday, with a dynamic array of events:

  • 9:00 AM: The festivities begin with the Opening of Agro-Trade Fair at the Municipal Building Grounds, where local agriculture and trade will be in the spotlight.
  • 1:30 PM: A solemn Salakayan Mass at Miagao Church will set a reverent tone for the week’s events.
  • 3:00 PM: Don’t miss the Opening Salvo and Float Parade, a kaleidoscope of colors and creativity, followed by the Opening of the Food Festival at 4:30 PM on Sto. Tomas Street.
  • 5:00 PM: Witness the pride of Miagao as various Barangay Banners are raised at the Public Plaza, and join in the anticipation for the Search for Ms. Salakayan 2024 at JRBB Hall at 7:00 PM.

Cultural Showcases and Competitions

As the week progresses, engage in a series of cultural showcases and competitions:

  • February 6, Tuesday: Let your feet tap to the rhythm of “Para Bailar Salakayan” (Stylized Folk Dance) at 7:00 PM at the Public Plaza.
  • February 7, Wednesday: Experience traditional Filipino games with “Laro ng Lahi” at the Municipal Gymnasium at 9:00 AM and unwind during LIGA Night at 7:00 PM at the Public Plaza.
  • February 8, Thursday: Energize your body with Zumba at 4:00 PM followed by Celebrity Night, both at the Municipal Building Grounds.

The Grand Parade and Coronation

The highlight of the festival includes:

  • February 9, Friday: A Boat Blessing and Fluvial Parade at 8:00 AM, a dazzling Cavalcade of Dances at 2:00 PM, and the much-awaited Queen of Miagao 2024 Coronation Night at 7:00 PM at the Public Plaza.

Competitions and Re-enactment

Spectacular performances await:

  • February 10, Saturday: Witness the Tribal Dance Drama Competition at 1:00 PM with guest tribe San Joaquin Bayluhay Tribe and Salakayan Re-Enactment by Tribu Kabugwason at 6:00 PM, both at the Municipal Building Grounds. The day concludes with Tribes’ Night & Awarding and a Disco with Fireworks Display.

Thanksgiving and Closing Celebrations

The festival concludes on a high note:

  • February 11, Sunday: Thanksgiving Mass at 8:00 AM at Miagao Church, adrenaline-pumping “Riders Set Go” 2nd RSG Miagao Motocross at 8:30 AM at Mt. Zion, and a heartwarming AGAPE & Video Presentation of Salakayan Festival 2024 at 9:00 AM at JRBB Hall. The closing event, “Pasidungog” and Balikbayan Night, will start at 6:00 PM at the Public Plaza.

Join the Festive Spirit

This year’s Salakayan Festival promises to be a memorable event filled with joy, tradition, and community pride. We invite you to partake in the festivities, enjoy the hospitality of Miagao, and create cherished memories during this exceptional cultural extravaganza.

Image Credit: Miagao InfoCen FB Page

Tribu Kabugwason - Grand Champion Salakayan Festival 2023

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