Saturday, April 28, 2012

Viva Vigan Festival, Philippines

 Viva Vigan Festival
Vigan Ilocos Sur, Philippines (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
28th April - 7th May

the Vigan Festival guarantees a colorful celebration of Vigan's finest arts and traditions.  Some of the activities it showcases are: Binatbatan Street Dancing Contest, Boklan Art Contest, Abel-Iloco Fashion Show, Celasa parade and Contest.  The festivities display some of Vigan's indigenous materials such as Abel Iloko (native handwoven cloth), Burnay (jars), Damili, agricultural products and processed foods like longaniza, agnet and kankanen.

postmarked in 2011 with 5 fish stamps from the Philippines: 1) True Clownfish 2010 - 2) Striped Surgeonfish 2011 and 3) three stamps of the Manta Ray 2010

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The week long Viva Vigan Festival of Arts is held every first week of May. It is held in the historical town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur featuring various events that demonstrates the cultural inclination and historical significance of the place.

The Calesa Parade serves as the main attraction of the Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts. It features 100 calesas (horse drawn carriages used in the Philippines) decorated with different indigenous materials depending on the theme of the celebration.

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