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•The Katigbawan Festival – June, Catigbian, Bohol •Pandayan Festival – February 27, Jagna •Tagbiliran City Fiesta – May 1, Tagbiliran

City. •Sandugo Festival – July 1-31, Tagbiliran City •Ubi Festival – January 21-23, Tagbiliran City •Bahandi Festival – August 27-28, Alcantra •Siloy Festival – No specific Date •Banig Festival – July 5 •Sinulog – Third Sunday of January •Mantawi Festival – May 5, Cebu City •Maskara Festival – October, Bacolod City •Rosquillos Festival – May 29-30, Liloan •Kadaugan sa Mactan Festival – Apri l 27, Mactan •Tawo-Tawo Festival – December 22, Bayawan City •Tagbo Festival – January 19 •Tostado Festival – April 18 •Inasal Festival – October, Talisay •Dinagsa AtiAtihan Festival – Cadiz City 4th Sunday of January •Sandurot Festival – 3rd week of November •Sinulog de Jimalalud – January 13, Negros Oriental

Topography The terrain is characterized by highlands with narrow coastal strips of arable land. As a whole, the region is hilly and mountainous. The flatlands of the region serve as the land for farming and other cottage industries. Language Boholano is a dialectal variant of Cebuano spoken in Bohol. In the Camotes Islands, which is part of Cebu, Cebuano language is spoken in the towns of Tudela, Pilar and San Francisco. Except the town of Poro, in which, Porohanon is spoken. Tagalog, English and Spanish are also spoken in this region. Climate The region has no pronounced climate. It has a short dry season from March to May. The rest of the year is relatively wet.

What to see and do
Sand and Sea Activities Central Visayas is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty from its white sand beaches and diverse marine life, making it great for beach getaways and diving expeditions. Nature Adventure Central Visayas is endowed with scenic mountains, incredible caves, breathtaking waterfalls and rivers, and diverse flora and fauna. Festivals Central Visayas festivals are renowned for their kaleidoscope colors, high energy street dancing, and mardi gra

•farming - Aside from palay, the farmers also plant corn, sugarcane, abaca, coconut, tobacco and root crops. •fishing • home industries - manufacture bags, fans, placemats and other household things. •food industry - an assortment of biscuits and bread, chicharon and other food items that only the region can produce. •Tourism

•Mangoes •Oil

Province/City

Capital

Population (2000) 1,137,268 2,160,569 1,126,061 81,598

Area (km²) 4,117.3 4,800.11 5,402.3 343.5

Pop. density (per km²) 276.2 450.1 208.4 237.5

Bohol Cebu

Tagbilaran City Cebu City

Negros Oriental Dumaguete City Siquijor Siquijor

Cebu City¹
Lapu-Lapu City¹


718,821
217,019

280.2
64.22

2,565.4
3,379.3

Mandaue City¹

259,728

34.87

7,448

Mga Kaugalian
•Mamae
•Sagang •Pangangasawa •Mangluhod •Hukut •Likod-likod •Alap o Alussalus •Putos •Hugas •Pagtawag sa Herbolaryo •Paghahanda bago at pagkatapos ng ani para sa bathala ng magsasaka si Tagibanua

Pamahiin
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huwag magtatangal ng singsing sa kaibigan pagkagat ng daliri at pagdura kapag may naituro huwag magbibisikleta kapag may buwanang dalaw huwag magwawalis kapag may patay maganda ang ani kapag low tide/ maraming bituin magandang manligaw kapag may bituing malapit sa buwan

PANITIKAN NG REGION VII
•Tigmo- bugtong •Sanglitaan – salawikain •Diwata – kasabihan •Ambahan – awiting bayan •Balak – tula •Sugilanon – kwento •Mubong sugilanon - maikling kwento •Binarisbis – prosa •Gumalaysay – sanaysay •Garay – taludturan •Tinambay – komedya •Dula – drama •Wayang Orang at Wayang Purna

Awiting Bayan
•Saloma – awit ng mandaragat •Hila – awit panggawain •Kundu – awit epiko •Kanogon – awit sa namatayan •Tirana – awit sa pagdedebate/pagtatalo •Balitaw – awit sa pag-ibig •Hibuil o Ibalye – awit sa •Dayegon – awit sa paghaharana •Sambotani – awit sa pagbitay sa mga kaaway

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