Yag Yag Festival 2019

Sibulan – Negros Oriental

The Yag Yag Festival 2019 of Barangay Cangmating in Sibulan, Negros Oriental was nothing else but a great event. Throughout the year, the celebration of the Yag Yag Festival of Sibulan has caught many eyes and souls in Negros Oriental.  The weather was perfectly sunny and DC-Team team were able to take the best pictures and video!

Yag Yag Festival – Short History

The festival got its name due to the abundance of crabs in Sibulan. A long time ago, the town of Sibulan experiences a famine that lasted for quite a while. The religious townsfolk of barangay Cangmating of Sibulan started praying. A miracle happened and saved the people from hunger. Crabs crawled out of the shores the to the feet of the townspeople. To give thanks for this blessing, a traditional dance was created…the Yag Yag Festival.

Yag Yag Festival 2019

Sibulan was a bit low since the Yag Yag Festival 2016. Three years after, Sibulan came back with the celebration of the Yag Yag Festival. It was great to see one of the most iconic festivals in Negros Oriental back in action.

The street dancing of the festival started around three o’clock in the afternoon of April 28, 2019. Colors of red, orange, green and brown flooded the streets of Barangay Cangmating and Sibulan. Crabs and small crab shells were seen flooding the streets. It was indeed a sight to see! If you missed the actual festival, watch the video below.

Watch the Yag Yag Festival 2019 Video here:

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