Himamaylan City to host Himaya Festival in March

Posted by watchmen
January 15, 2020

Himamaylan City announced they will be hosting their first Himaya Festival from March 25 to 31. According to Mayor Raymund Tongson, Jr., “[The] Himaya Festival is celebrated in thanksgiving for the gift of cityhood and the prosperity and progress that comes with it.”
Himamaylan was converted into a city on March 31, 2001 following the signing of RA 9028 by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
According to a release: “The Himaya Festival will integrate, for the first time, the rich history of Himamaylan and the strategic reef-to-ridge geography of one of the oldest settlements on Negros Island.”
Among the events planned include a Mardi Gras-inspired float parade; performances featuring Patik Kawayan, a percussion instruments made out of local bamboo; and a Shellfish Festival to highlight the locality’s coastal resources. (PR)

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