Siquijor Festival dates may vary. They are usually observed 2 or 3 days prior to the towns's fiesta.
* Occasionally they opt for longer celebrations and extend the duration of the festivities. *
The Solili Festival is the highlight of the Araw ng Siquijor Charter Day celebration and occurs September 14 to 17.
Dilaab’ represents the warm hospitality that the island is known for.
The festival also offers recognition to the natural assets of Siquijor and honors the town’s patron saint;
St. Francis of Asisi who was a true nature lover.
(San Juan, Siquijor)
August 30 (between August 27 – 30)
The festival is a way of celebrating a bountiful and abundant harvest in honor of their patron saint; St. Augustine.
Bugwas means a spurt of water coming from an underground source, which flows freely in the open ground.
The festivities usually begin in late April which include food street festival, street dancing, volleyball
and tennis tournaments, battle of the bands, etc.
Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor
Lazi’s Saging Festival has begun in the past with sport activities beginning on May 8.
Festivities in the following days have included a Miss Teen Lazi pageant, a variety show, dance competitions, etc.
Maria’s Lubi Festival showcases the value of the coconut tree in daily life and also features local talent.
Lenten Festival of Herbal Preparation
San Antonio, Siquijor
Herbal Preparation is done during Holy Thursday and Good Friday
Herbalist from all over the Philippines meet in the town of San Antonio where medical potions are prepared utilizing
ancient traditional methods.It is believed by many that during the time between Good Friday and Easter there are many evil entities not of this world wandering around. The concoctions prepared on Black Saturday are said to not only possess restorative medicinal powers but also are able to ward off evil spirits & sorcery.
In 2010 Holy Week is March 30 through April 4.
Holy Week on the island is a time of prayer and sacrifice.
It is a time to pause and reflect on their state of spiritual development and to spend quality time with their families.
- Siquijor Festivals
- published on 09/05/11 by email@example.com