Hugyaw Sa Kadagatan Festival is one of the most unique festivals in the country today. It proudly showcases the bounty and beauty Of the Kauswagan town in Lanao del Norte.
Part of the festival's charm are cultural dancers combining artistry and balance while performing on the fabricated bamboo raft called 'gakit'. The dance is accompanied by gongs, cymbals, and other indigenous instruments, adding its diversity. The festival showcases the bounty, preservation, and protection of the marine habitat and held annually every April 24-25- Kauswagan's Charter Day and Fiesta Celebration.
Visitors come by the thousands and join locals to witness the colorful fluvial festival of the Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival in the crystal clear waters of the Iligan Bay. The fluvial parade features contingents from the different barangays competing in several categories: the Best in Festival dancing, Best in Gakit competition, Best in Festival Queen, Boat racing, swimming competitions, actual fishing and collection of seashells among a host of other activities for their patron saint, San Vicente Ferrer.
Mabuhay Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte! A booming and Peaceful municipality in Northern Mindanao today. SIKAD PA KAUSWAGAN!
- Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival 2011
- published on 05/17/11 by Rommelca