This is a repost from pia,gov.ph. LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Aug 8 (PIA) — The provincial government of Quezon will hold a festival dubbed ‘Niyog-yugan’ on August 14 as part of the week-long celebration of the 134th birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon and to restore the coconut industry in the province.
Provincial Tourism Officer Alberto Bay Jr. said this is the first time the province will be staging a common festival that will showcase the coconut to present the festive, lively and colourful traditions of its people.
Aleta Suarez, former Quezon representative, said by highlighting the use of the coconut, its tree, fruit, and everything created from it, the festival will be a sights and sounds spectacle to boost the coconut as the major industry by Quezon residents.
“The Niyog-yugan festival or the ‘celebration of the tree of life’ derived from the word ‘niyog’ (coconut) and ‘yugyug’ (to move to a beat) has been the main produce of the province ever since,” Suarez said.
All 39 towns and two cities will celebrate the festival with a dancing parade and activities based on the culture and spiritual tradition in the province by using coconuts.
The festival will be highlighted by a float parade, street dancing and the search for the festival queen. (CPG/JMG,PIA-Quezon)