Monday, October 24, 2016

Bana-ag Festival in Anilao: An Evening Like No Other


Anilao, Iloilo will celebrate its 12th Bana-ag Festival alongside its 77th Foundation Day Celebration from October 1 – November 1, 2016. Come enjoy a magical scene, a night you will never forget. Experience thousands of lights dancing while dancing and memories to last for a lifetime.


There is no religious significance attached to the celebration. Bana-ag is a purely secular for all Anilaonons. It is a cultural celebration showcasing art, dance, theatre and music. It features the collective talents of artists and performers of the town.


A must see for the whole family, Bana-ag with showcase its culture through a display of thousands of beautiful lights. The much-anticipated dance performance competition will transform the town into a magical playground with its vibrant light displays. It is a fantastic display to behold. To complement this visual experience, visitors can enjoy its tribal music which is played along the street dancing and performance competition.


With this year’s theme, “Iwag nga Naga ubay sa Paghugpong para sa Kauswagan sg mga Anilaonon,” Bana-ag Festival is an evening like no other with series of special events for everyone to enjoy. October 1 (Saturday) Bana-ag Pamukaw Run/ Bana-ag Sportsfest, Search for Elderly Queen 2016 by Senior Citizens at 7:30 a.m. at the Anilao Covered Gym; October 14 ( Friday) Mr. Gwapo Asenso by SEA-K at 7:30 a.m. at the Anilao Covered Gym; October 22 (Saturday) Bana-ag Youth Day and Musical Festival at 1 p.m. at the Anilao Covered Gym; )ctober 28 (Friday) Farmers Day at 7:30 a.m. at the Anilao Covered Gym and Opening of Bana-ag Exhibit at 7:30 a.m. at the Bana-ag Center; October 30 (Sunday) Bana-ag Obstacle Race Team Competition at 7 a.m. at Sitio Caban-caban, Barangay Cag-an and Opening Salvo at Anilao Municipal Centennial Park at 3 p.m. and Sinadya sa Anilao by DepEd Secondary at 5 p.m. at the Anilao Covered Gym; October 31 (Monday) Street Dance and Performing Competition, Bana-ag sa Langit at 7 p.m., Anilao Municipal Centennial Park, Bana-ag Car Show and Competition at 7 p.m. at the Anilao Covered Gym; November 1 (Tuesday) Thanksgiving Mass.

Come. Join the people of Anilao for this one night experience of music, food and memories.


Anilao is located 40 kilometers northeast of Iloilo City. Comprised of 21 barangays It is bounded in the north by the town of San Enrique; the highest mountain of the town in the west; in the south by Barotac Nuevo; and the Guimaras Strait in the east. To get to Anilao, one can take a van or bus at the new Ceres Terminal in Barangay Camalig,  Jaro. For more information, please contact Emerson Franco – Municipal Tourism Officer at 09395804484.


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