Dumaguete City is all set for their fiesta in honor of patron St. Catalina de Alejandria, the patroness saint of Philosophers. It will celebrate the Sandurot Festival and the 64th Charter Day of the City for the month of November.
Sandurot means "fellowship and reaching out." The festival events welcome the diverse cultural influences that enrich the city's character.
It is an annual commemoration to Dumaguete City's tradition since the pre-Hispanic period. It is the convergence of foreign (Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, etc.) peoples and the adaptation of diverse cultures into her shores. The people of Dumaguete are known to welcome strangers coming from different places and around the world up to now. This is the innate trait of Dumagueteños celebrated by the Sandurot Festival.
Here's the 2012 Schedule of Activities for Dumaguete's Sandurot Festival and 64th Charter Day celebration:
9:00AM 3-Day Farm Family Congress [Quezon Park Ball-field]
Nov. 9-11 - SMB Nightly Entertainment [Quezon Park]
7:00PM Fiesta Grand Opening featuring the Miss Dumaguete Fashion Show Quezon [Park Stage]
Nov. 10-21 - Fiesta Open-Invitational Basketball Tournament [DCHS Gymnasium]
Fiesta "Kick-Off" Fun Run - Sta. Catalina ST. (Kiwanis)
7:00PM Dagsa Music Festival - Rizal Boulevard (Tempurahan)
8:00PM Flash Back: A Benefit Concert with Level-Up Band - El Pueblo Genovino Ballroom (Candau-Ay)
Nov. 11 - Karate Competition [City Hall Quadrangle]
6:00PM Miss Dumaguete Talent Night Competition [Robinsons Place Atrium]
Nov. 16-25 - SMB Nightly Entertainment [Quezon Park]
5:30PM Globe Street Party/Mobbed Dance Competition - Perdices St. (Lee Plaza)
Children's Football Festival [Silliman Ball-field]
GUD Moto "Sapnay-Tukag Binaryo" Volleyball Tournament [Quezon Park Ballfield]
6:00AM Birik-Birik Fishing Competition [Rizal Boulevard Beach]
3:00PM Sandurot Festival Street Dance & Showdown Competition [City Hall Quadrangle]
6:00PM Dumaguete Zombie Fun Run Competition [Quezon Park]
8:00PM Robee Talent Show featuring Sandurot Fashion Show - Rizal Boulevard (Bethel)
7:00AM Paddled Banca Race [Rizal Boulevard Beach]
7:00AM Sandurot Mountain Bike Race
Skate Exhibit & Competition [Quezon Park]
7:00PM Miss Dumaguete Coronation Night [Macias Sports Complex]
9:00PM Pepsi Night [Quezon Park]
9:00AM Charter Day Thanksgiving Mass [Dumaguete Cathedral]
2:00PM Grand Civic Military Parade [Quezon Park]
6:00PM Fil Products Pa-Show dayag [Quezon Park Stage]
7:00AM GUD Moto Motorized Banca Rally [Rizal Boulevard Beach]
9:00AM Social Welfare Day [Quezon Park]
3:00PM People's Day/Awarding Outstanding Dumaguetnon [Convention Center]
Nov. 27 - Fiesta Open Volleyball Tournament [DCHS Gymnasium]
6:00PM Kopiko Night: Entertainment Show [Quezon Park Stage]
7:00PM Closing Ceremonies/Human Peace Sign [Quezon Park/Grandstand]
Note: Schedule may subject to change without prior notice.
Happy Fiesta Dumaguete!
How to Get There:
From Manila, you can fly to Dumaguete (estimated cost of Php4,000++, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes).
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