After the successful staging of the Kadayawan Festival
in Davao City, the Kagay-an Festival
in Cagayan de Oro City, the Tuna Festival
in General Santos City and the Bonok Bonok Festival
in Surigao, here’s a month-long (yes, you read that right! They celebrate their city fiesta for an entire month!) Mindanao fiesta celebration that you might want to participate in.
Mindanaoan.com earlier posted the official Diyandi Festival 2011 official schedule of activities
— the 2011 Diyandi Festival is Iligan City’s month long cultural celebration. If I’m not mistaken, Iligan City is the only city in the entire Philippines that celebrates its fiesta in one entire month! It concludes with the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel on September 29. Established to promote Iligan’s cultural identity, the 2011 Diyandi Festival
was formally established as the tourism name of Iligan City in 2004. Diyandi loosely means “celebrate.” So if you say “mag-Diyandi ta,” it means “let’s celebrate.”
Apart from the Miss Iligan 2011 pageant, the Iligan Female Star Power singing competition, the Male Pop Star event and the 5th season of Iligan Star, there will also be a Kapuso Night and some celebrities will join Diyandi Festival 2011 pocket events.
Sam Pinto will perform a production number during the Miss Iligan 2011 pageant night. Victor Aliwalas will be the pageant host.
GMA Network will also bring in Protégé’s mentors Rachel Ann Go and Jay-R. Meanwhile, TJ Trinidad, Ynna Asistio and Rufa Mae Quinto will headline the Kapuso Night at the MSU Iligan Institute of Technology. The hosts of the Kapuso Night on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 will be funny duo Moymoy Palaboy and beauty queen Anna Maris Igpit.
Happy fiesta, Iliganons!