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Binirayan Festival 2014: Schedule of Activities

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Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Nov 26, 2014

The Binirayan Festival commemorates the first Malayan settlement in Malandog, Hamtic and the beginning of the Malayan civilization in the country. It is also a time where families, relatives, and friends get together in the province.

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Note: Schedule may be subject to change without prior notice.

December 1 (Monday)

  • 08:00am – Flag Raising Ceremony [EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 06:00pm – Tricycle Lights Competition [San Jose de Buenavista]
  • 07:00pm – Opening Salvo [EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 07:00pm – Christmas Tree Lighting [EBJ Freedom Park]

December 2-4 (Tuesday-Thursday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 5 (Friday)

  • whole day – San Jose Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – San Jose Showcase [EBJ Stage]

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December 6-8 (Saturday-Monday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 9 (Tuesday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]
  • Tukib Kinaadman Mobile Edition [other municipalities]

December 10-11 (Wednesday-Thursday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 12 (Friday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]
  • 06:00pm – Tukib Kinaadman Year 3 [EBJ Freedom Park]

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December 13-15 (Saturday-Monday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 16 (Tuesday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]
  • Tukib Kinaadman Mobile Edition [other municipalities]

December 17-18 (Wednesday-Thursday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 19 (Friday)

  • 06:00pm – Tukib Kinaadman Year 3 [EBJ Freedom Park]

December 20 (Saturday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 09:00am – Dog Parade [San Jose de Buenavista]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]
  • 06:00pm – Binirayan Food Festival [EBJ Tennis Court]

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December 21 (Sunday)

  • Binirayan Triathlon [Anini-y to San Joaquin]
  • whole day – Libertad Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 09:00am – Pika de Guerra [EBJ Free Parking Lot Area]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – Libertad Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 22 (Monday)

  • whole day – LGU Day [EBJ Monument/EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 03:00pm – I Sing Grand Finals [EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 04:00pm-06:00pm – LGU Showcase [EBJ Stage]

December 23 (Tuesday)

  • 06:00pm – Provincial Government Christmas Party [EBJ Freedom Park]

December 26 (Friday)

  • Boxing Tournament
  • 0300pm – Pasundayag Grand Opening [EBJ Monument]
  • 06:00pm – Bugal kang Antique Awards Dinner [Old Capitol Lobby]
  • 07:30pm – Awarding [EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 08:00pm – Lin-ay Kang Antique Talent Night [EBJ Freedom Park]

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December 27 (Saturday)

  • 09:00am – Pasipal [Brgy. Malandog, Hamtic]
  • 01:00pm – Fluvial Parade [Brgy. Tobog/Lapaz]
  • 03:00pm – Re-enactment [Brgy. Malandog]
  • 05:00pm – Mass and Lighting Ceremony [Brgy. Malandog]
  • 06:00pm – Torch Parade [Malandog to San Jose]
  • 07:00pm – Grand Opening of Binirayan Festival 2014 [EBJ Freedom Park]
  • 08:30pm – Tukib Kinaadman Year 3 Grand Finals [EBJ Freedom Park]

December 28 (Sunday)

  • 09:00pm – Parada ng Lahi [San Jose de Buenavista]
  • 06:30pm – Lin-ay Kang Antique Pageant Night [EBJ Gymnasium]

December 29 (Monday)

  • 01:00pm – Malay-Ati Competition [San Jose de Buenavista]
  • 04:00pm – Karsadyahan sa Binirayan [San Jose de Buenavista]
  • 07:00pm – Awarding and Closing Ceremony [EBJ Freedom Park]

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For inquiries, contact Binirayan Foundation, Inc., at (036) 540-7343 or the Tourism Office at (036) 540-9765.

(All photos are taken from Binirayan Festival 2011 FB page, otherwise indicated.)

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How to Get There

Antique is accessible from major cities of the country through Iloilo City from where buses leave for San Jose, the province's capital town. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). From Iloilo Airport, you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at your destination.

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The Binirayan Festival is an annual celebration in the province of Antique (pronounced as “An–tee–keh”). It commemorates the colorful heritage of the Malays and the Ati -- the roots of the Antiqueños -- showcasing the province's rich culture.

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The event depicts the barter trade of Panay Island between the mythical 10 Bornean Datus and the Ati natives, wherein the latter traded their lowlands for golden necklaces and “sadok” (a kind of hat) before resettling in the mountains.

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"Binirayan" comes from the word “biray,” which refers to the colorful boats used by the Bornean datus in fleeing the cruel sultan of Borneo.

For the schedule, click the link below:

VIEW: Binirayan Festival 2014: Schedule of Activities

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For inquiries, contact Binirayan Foundation, Inc., at (036) 540-7343 or the Tourism Office at (036) 540-9765.

(All photos are taken from Binirayan Festival 2011 FB page, otherwise indicated.)

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VIEW: Make Antique your jump-off point to explore Visayas with the Choose Philippines Aklan Map:

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VIEW: Make Antique your jump-off point to explore Visayas with the Choose Philippines Iloilo Map:

atlas

How to Get There

Antique is accessible from major cities of the country through Iloilo City from where buses leave for San Jose, the province's capital town. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). From Iloilo Airport, you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off at your destination.

VIEW: See what to bring home from Antique with the Choose Philippines Pasalubong Guide:

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