Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Camiguin's longest caravan opens 32nd Lanzones Festival on Sunday

Mambajao town mayor Ma. Luisa D. Romualdo led the traditional breaking of pots as "pabuenas" that contains lanzones, coins and water during the opening of 32nd Camiguin Lanzones Festival

A LONGER and grander caravan around the island's 64.08 kilometer circumferential roads jovially opended the 32nd celebration of the Camiguin Lanzones Festival on Sunday October 16, 2011.

At the Camiguin Tourism Center, Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo cut the ceremonial ribbon to formally open the festivities. He was assisted by Vice Governor Leo G. Lasacar and witnessed by town and provincial officials in this “island born of fire,” also known for its natural wonders and sweetest lanzones-bearing trees.

Slated from Oct. 16 to 23, the event showcases Camiguin’s native fruit at the Agro-Industrial Technology Trade Fair dubbed as "UGMAD," which means “to till’ or “to cultivate” in the local dialect.

Kalanrakas sa Mahinog 2011

Other activities include ‘Kalanrakas sa Kabataan,’ a charivari street dancing which is held in each of the five municipalities of the island province.

Kalanrakas sa Mahinog 2011

Kalanrakas winners will then compete for the grand showdown on Saturday, October 23 which marks the peak of the 2011 Lanzones Festival.

Kalanrakas sa Mahinog 2011

Other interesting activities include the “Harana in Kinamiguing” or love songs in the local Camiguin dialect, cooking contests, and a variety of choral, folk dance, kiddie theater, and draw and tell competitions.

Also highlight of the festivities is the “Pasigarbo sa Camiguin Presents,” a showcase of tourism destinations, products and services including the island’s culture and heritage.

Kalanrakas sa Mahinog 2011

Festival’s most awaited event is the street dancing which will be held on Oct. 22 starting from Old Parola Wharf and will end at Poblacion Barangay Hall. The ground demonstration or tableau competition will follow in the afternoon.

Municipality of Mahinog represented by Columbia St. Michael's Parish High School (CSMPHS) again strives to win and defend its tittle as Camiguin Lanzones Festival grand champion in three consecutive years for street dancing and two consecutive years in tableau.

Kalanrakas sa Mahinog 2011

The Mutya Sa Buahanan Beauty Pageant 2011 (Miss Camiguin Tourism) will be on Oct. 22 at the Plaza Union (1914).

1 comment:

  1. The Island of your imagination... that's makes Camiguin a unique island... born w/ smiling beauty and graceful attitude, being part of Camiguin is such an awesome experience.... lots of love that everyone may share to you, especially my Home which is Mahinog!!!

    from generation to generation... hope to see CAMIGUIN..... always a unique one...
    come again!!!


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