Agawan Festival – Sariaya

The Agawan Festival is an annual agricultural festival held in Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines every 15th May. The festival name, Agawan, is of recent development. It was the idea of Rev. Fr. Raul Enriquez, now the town’s parish priest, president of its tourism council and the proponent of the town’s quadricentennial celebration in 1999. The name describes the main feature of the fiesta procession. As the parade winds its way through the streets, people snatch the goodies and other produce hanging on the houses they pass by or on a pabitin, specially made for the parade. At the same time, people in the houses throw food, fruits and money into the parade. Before the parade, nearby residents decorate the outside of their homes. Colorful buntal hats are festooned all over the façade of houses. String beans are draped on windows to make curtains and banana trees are used to adorn fences. The primary, and most traditional, element in the decoration was the bagakay, or young bamboo branches from which junk food, fruits, candies and money were hung for people to snatch as they pass by. People say no matter how high the bagakays are, they would bow when the image of San Isidro Labrador passes by, allowing people to grab the goodies.

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  1. blavat666 says:

    @jhongcanlas2005 Papaano ako magigin kasama-eh sa BAWAT OPPORTUNIDAD ko-TINITIRA ko at KINAKAHIYA ko yang taga-BUUNDOK niong mENTALIDAD at kultuura!!!!!hahaaaaaaa.Huag mo ako ISAMA sa KAGUNGUNGAN nio..mas pilipino pa ako kaysa senyong mga tag-BUUUNDOK!@!!!!!LOL nio!!!!!Proud kayosa GANIAN??????Proud kayo mag MUKHAN UNSIBILIZADO????hahaaa.BOBO talaga kayo!!!!!kaya bnsa nio HINDII UMANGAT-AANGAT eh..ahihihihi..kakahiiya oras pa kayo para sa ganiang kagUNGGUNGAN????

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