You are on page 1of 2

5 AWESOME AND EXCITING MUST-SEE FESTIVALS IN BOHOL

We all know that festivals have a huge influence in every Filipino culture.
Towns and barangays around the country celebrate these in order to honor saints or
just to keep the spirits of the people alive.
Bohol is one of the most popular province in the Visayas region known for its
various exciting festivals in the country throughout the year. The festivities in Bohol
are not just celebrated annually as a thanksgiving but also to boost the tourism
sector in the said province to showcase the unique culture of the Boholanos.
Your tour in Bohol would absolutely be not complete if you’re not going to
attend some of their different festivals with the help of Uno Tours’ Bohol Tours
Promo. Here’s a guide on what festivals Boholanos celebrate.

1. UBI FESTIVAL
This festival takes place during the month of January to honor Bohol’s staple
crop, the Ubi plant. The Ubi plant which has a purple coloring, has the sweet
potato’s taste and texture. It is popularly used to provide the coloring in the making
of Philippines’ most famous summer dessert, the Halu-Halo. The Ubi Festival
includes contests, exhibits and seminars to educate the guests about the uses and
potential of the Ubi plant. The Ubi festival continues to gain more popularity each
year.

2. SANDUGO FESTIVAL
This festival commemorates an event in the Philippine history: the blood pact
that was made between Datu Sikatuna, Ruler of Bohol Island in 1565 and Spanish
Explorer Miguel López de Legazpi. There are plenty of street fairs, sporting and
cultural events and more. The Sandugo Festival offers history displays and exhibits
to describe what life was like in Bohol during the 16th century. It will culminate in
the re-enactment of the blood pact.

3. BOLIBONG KINGKING FESTIVAL
The Bolibong Kingking Festival depicts the history, folklore and traditions of
the Loboc people on the Island of Bohol through dances and music events. The
festival’s highlight is the supplication dance ritual that takes place with the rhythm
of gongs and drums in front of the Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As the 2nd
Patron of Loboc, the festival celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe is a very special
event among the Loboc people and a highly anticipated celebration on the Island.

4. TAGBILARAN CITY FIESTA
This festival is held annually starting on the first day of May. It is celebrated in
honor of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of Tagbilaran City. This fiesta is filled with
several fun-filled entertainment as well as stage plays, dances, concert shows and
more. The “Mutya sa Tagbilaran” is a famous Philippine beauty pageant on the
island of Bohol that the citizens look forward to every year. The festivities actually
begin nine days before May 1st, leading up to an exciting day of cultural events and
activities.

5. AGBUNAN FESTIVAL
Held every 28th of June, the Agbunan Festival celebrates the Philippine
traditions and culture. This energetic festival is designed to promote tourism and
introduce foreign guests to the happy lifestyle of the Philippine people. The festival
also promotes the ecological and agricultural environment of the province of Bohol.

Ultimately, festivals are not only beneficial to the Boholanos. These kind of
events have proven to invite foreign tourists to celebrate with the Filipinos. With the
rich culture and heritage of the Boholanos showcased during these fiestas, it just
goes to show that Bohol has more to offer than its pleasing sceneries. If you are in
love with town fiestas and you seek the enjoyment of fun all around, let’s make your
trip to Bohol possible with the help of the best tour operator in the Philippines,
Uno Tours.

Related Interests