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Bohol Events & Festivals
Ubi Festival, January
For almost half a millennium, the ubi tuber has been venerated by the Boholanos. To this day, the respect for the plant is still stronger than ever. The festival will institutionalize the ubi crop as the agro-historical geographical-religious symbol of Bohol and give the ubi the recognition it rightfully deserves in the market. Tthe festival features an exhibit, ubi contest, an agri-business investment opportunities seminar, and a cultural show.
Pana-ad sa Loboc, Holy Thursday & Good Friday
In observance of the Holy Week, the Lobocanons read the "Pasyon" and do a penitential procession through the way of the cross that culminates at the place called "Cruz Daku," a huge cross 80 feet in height which is on top of the highest hill where one can view the neighboring towns including the city.
Tagbilaran City Fiesta, May 1
The Tagbilaran City is one of the most exciting and fun filled occasions of the year. For nine days before the day itself, nightly entertaining activities are held, such as the beauty pageant, literary musical shows, concerts, dramas and stage plays, and many more.
Bohol Fiestas, month of May
If you want to experience fiesta in the real sense of the word, come to Bohol on the merry month of May when each day a town or a barrio fiesta is celebrated with so much grandeur and revelry. This is also the time for family reunions. Kinfolk from places far and near gather to keep in touch with loved ones.
Sandugo Festival, July 1-31
The annual spectacular festival of the province features an agro-industrial fair, cultural and historical showcase, sports events, a beauty pageant, balls and dances, entertainment shows, and streetdancing which culminates with the re-enactment of the blood compact or Sandugo between Datu Sikatuna and Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
Bolibong Kingking Festival, May 23-24
A music and dance festivity depicting the history, folklore, and traditions of the Lobocanons. Bolibong Kingking is a term applied to the drums and gongs and their rhythm used to accompany the supplication dance ritual in front of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the 2nd Patron of Loboc.
Sambat Mascaray Regatta Festival, 1st Saturday of December
The festival is celebrated in honor of Loay town's second patron, St. Francis Xavier. Colorful activities are lined up, like the agro-industrial fair, group masked street dancing, drum and bugle competition, boat racing along the river, and many more. The event is highlighted by a tluvial parade of the image along the river.
Suroy sa Musikero, December 25 - February 2
This is a revelry where the Loboc town musicians cover daily the assigned areas to partake of the food served by the host and to play music to the tune of Kuradang, Dalagang sa Baybayon, and others. This is also the period where carolers render Christmas songs to the families of the host area.