Buglasan Festival 2022 – Official Entry
Festivals of Negros Oriental
The list of festivals that will participate in the comeback of Buglasan Festival 2022 are officially out! Ten groups from the different municipalities and cities of Negros Oriental will be joining in the street dancing and showdown competition this coming October 30, 2022. The DC-Team are jus as excited as everyone else! Finally, we will celebrate the “Festival of Festivals” once again after two years since the pandemic started.
Here are the Buglasan Festival 2022 Official Entry:
1. Tapasayaw Festival of Bais City
Tapasayaw is a festival that is derived from two local words tapas & sayaw. The term “tapas” means to cut/harvest sugar cane and “sayaw” means to dance. This celebration is held during the month of September in the city of Bais as a celebration to their patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino
2. Pakol Festival of Santa Catalina
One of the most iconic things the town of Santa Catalina has to offer is their pakol bananas. It is a type of banana that is small, sweet and full of seeds. It is a favorite of both humans and monkeys. It is so loved by many, that there is even a festival about it!
3. Puhag Festival of Valencia
The Puhag Festival of Valencia only started in 2017 and was only celebrated three times until pandemic hit. It’s comeback in the Buglasan Festival is something locals would not want to miss. A festival about bees, honey harvest, and thanksgiving.
4. Mantuod Festival of Manjuyod
In the northern part of the province, Manjuyod celebrates their Mantuod Festival. It is a festival that celebrates the town’s abundant harvest of mangoes. Not just any kind of mangoes…Tuod Mangoes! Hence the term “Man”ggang “tuod” Festival.
5. Hambabalud Festival of Jimalalud
Hambabalud Festival is a historically rich celebration in the town of Jimalalud. Although some may believe it is only myth, the Hambabalud is known to locals as a sacred tree. Over the years, the town celebrates a simple Sinulog sa Jimalalud Festival. However, their rich history of the past will be celebrated once again at the Buglasan this year.
6. Bodbod sa Tanjay of Tanjay City
Tanjay City is known for their famous budbud. A sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves. It is usually paired with native chocolate, some mangoes and local coffee…a perfect breakfast or snack for any local! Tanjay usually celebrates their Sinulog sa Tanjay every July with their patron saint, Señor Santiago.
7. Carabao de Colores of Vallehermoso
One of the most colorful festival is the Carabao de Colores of Vallehermoso. Carabaos are painted and paraded during the festival as dancers sing and dance praise to their patron saint, San. Isidro Labrador. Don’t you agree that it’s unique and colorful?
8. Tawo Tawo Festival of Bayawan City
It is easy to love the Tawo Tawo Festival of Bayawan City. It is a classic festival loved by many locals all over the province. The term “tawo tawo” means scarecrow. During a time of famine, the people of Bayawan put up scarecrows to save their crops. To celebrate a bountiful harvest, they dance with their scarecrows around the city.
9. Pasayaw Festival of Canlaon City
Known as the “Vegetable Basket of Negros Oriental”, Canlaon City celebrates the Pasayaw Festival. A festival that means thanksgiving.
10. Sandurot Festival of Dumaguete City
Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental. Being the capital, Dumaguete is known to be the gateway to the many wonders of the province. It is also known for its rich history. The Sandurot Festival is a celebration of how Dumaguete was molded as the modern, resilient, and gentle city it is known today.
See you at the street dancing and showdown! Read more on Buglasan Festival 2022 Schedule of Events here.