Linggo, Mayo 27, 2012

SUMMERFEAST: It's more fun in Rapu - Rapu

      Most of the festivities in the Philippines are held every May: the summer season. And one of those is the vibrant celebration of Layag Festival of brgy. Poblacion every May 27th though, each of the 34 barangays have their own fiesta celebration: Pagcolbon (May 6th), Malobago (May 1st), Batan (May 15th) etc. Since Poblacion is the Centro of the municipality, it has the grandest celebration. People from other barangays join the celebration. There are lots of activities held at the barangay starting on the 2nd to the last week of May. 

Welcome to Layag Festival, Brgy. Poblacion pier
Brgy. Poblacion, Pier
        One of the liveliest events is the Mayor's cup. I think the basketball game there was the best in any other place. (It was one of my favorite too, and based on my experience) There are usually 2 divisions; midget and junior: the 6 puroks of the barangay competing for the championship. Each team doing their best, everyone giving all they've got and the full support of the corresponding purok, it may be a little exaggerated when you look at it but that what's makes it more fun.

Opening parade, guadalupe elementary school
Opening Parade
Guadalupe Elem. School
       And the favorite of all; the public dances, held every last two nights of the celebration: one night for the seniors and one night for the young adults.  There are also activities such as: Run for the Mangroves Marathon, Gay Majorettes, Senior Citizens Day, Social Workers Day, Amateur Boxing, Lyre and Drum Competition, Dance Competition, Street Dance, Sibid – Sibid Race and a lot more.
Opening Parade, presentation of delegates
Opening Parade
presentation of delegates

Run for the Mangroves
Run for the Mangroves

         This would really be a great time for tourists or vacationers; they don’t just get to enjoy their summer at the beach but also experienced the fun of the whole place.

Search for Mutya ng Layag
Search for Mutya ng Layag

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