- Pagay Festival
- published on 06/28/11 by johnh
A yearly celebration of Pagay Festival (Palay Festival) held every July 4.
The Festival was popularly known as the Araw ng Roxas Celebration but it was declared formally as Pagay Festival during the tenure of Mayor Benedict Calderon.
It is celebrated because of the rich agriculultural bounty of Roxas, being one of the town that produces large stocks of rice.
The festival features a parade led by local leaders and students from participating schools from different parts of Roxas, a kuliglig contest and the cooking of the biggest rice cake (bibingka) that was also featured on national television. Other events also include a street dance competition from different schools and a Palarong Bayan.