The Pasayaw Festival is annually celebrated by the city of Canlaon every 19th of March.
"Pasayaw" came from the compressed words of "Pasalamat Pinaagi sa Sayaw" (Thanksgiving Through Dance).
Pasayaw is a festival that expresses the joys and jubilations in praise and thanksgiving to the Almighty God through the intercession of St. Joseph, Canlaon's patron saint.
The "Pasayaw Street Dancing and Parade" is participated by the 12 barangays through streetdancing giving thanks for the harvest that makes the city the province's rice and vegetable bowl.
Viva Señor San Jose!
TRIVIA: Canlaon City is named after the famous volcano, Mount Kanlaon, in Negros. It is bounded by San Carlos City (Neg. Occ.) on the north, Vallehermoso (Neg. Or.) on the east, La Castellana and Pontevedra (both Neg. Occ.) on the west and Guihulngan (Neg. Or.) on the south. The city lies 9.5 kilometers from the foot of Mount Kanlaon.
How to Get There:
From Manila, you can fly to Dumaguete (estimated cost of Php4,000++, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes). You can ride a tricycle around the city (minimum of Php8 per passenger per destination), asked to be dropped at the bus terminal for the Dumaguete-Canlaon trip. Canlaon City is 166 kilometers (4-hout travel through private car) from Dumaguete City.
Contact Canlaon City Tourism Office at (035) 414-0004 for more info.