Several festivals to be held on April-A A +A
Saturday, March 26, 2011
SAN CARLOS CITY -- The month of April is full of fun, sights, food and entertainment.
Aside from the province's Pista'y Dayat celebration, which starts third week of April until May 2, there is also the Bangus Festival in Dagupan City that will open on April 8.
In Bayambang town, Municipal Administrator Romulo Velasquez said the town's fiesta celebration will commence on April 1 until April 10.
Lined-up are several activities including the town's very own Malangsi Festival, which is now on its third year.
Velasques said this will be held on April 7.
For the town's people of Bayambang, malangsi is fresh water fish. This includes hito (catfish), dalag (mudfish), tilapia, gurami and others.
There will be a grand street party on that day with different bands playing as the local folks grill different fishes and other food. More than 500 grills will be sold to families, individuals or groups who would like to join the party.
Velasquez said the P2,600 payment is inclusive of the grill, several kilos of fish, charcoal and several bottles of beer.
Meanwhile, San Carlos will celebrate its city fiesta and Mango and Bamboo Festival starting April 24 until April 30.
Highlight of the celebration, according to fiesta chairman Vice Mayor Joseres Resuello, is the city's attempt to make the biggest mango pie in the Philippines and the world. This will be held on April 26.
All the 86 barangays, the 14 department heads, local officials and other participating groups will cook their own mango pie (the standard size is one meter by one meter or one square meter). This will be brought at the Arenas-Resuello Auditorium and will be arranged in a specially-made table measuring about 100 square meters.
On April 29, there will be a Drum and Bugle Corps (DBC) showdown featuring the DBC's of Virgen Milagrosa Foundation, San Carlos College, University of Luzon in Dagupan City, University of Urdaneta City, and that of Makati City.
In Dagupan City, the much awaited Kalutan ed Dalan street party will be April 30. After several years, this was brought back at its old venue, at the stretch of A. B. Fernandez Avenue.
To date, 10 bands have confirmed attendance, said Bangus Festival 2011 co-chairman Beep Beep Tan. (LCMY/Sunnex)