Araw ng Siquijor: A Gathering of Siquijodnons
Belle Piccio | Sep 18, 2015
The festivity is usually a weeklong affair filled with different activities participated by government and non-government organizations, LGUs, schools, and private institutions.
There are various sports activities being held such as banca racing, basketball, dance sports, and cheer dance competition during the festival. There are also trade events, cultural presentations of different schools, and street dancing happening all at the same time.
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Solili Festival is the highlight of Araw ng Siquijor. The festival depicts the marriage ritual of the people of Siquijor.
For inquiries or questions, contact Siquijor’s Tourism Office located in New Capitol Building, Pulangyuta, Siquijor at (035) 344-2008 or telefax (035) 480-9173.
How to Get There
Siquijor has three ports located at Larena, Lazi, and Siquijor. The main port, Larena, can accommodate large ships.
From Manila, you can fly to Cebu (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, 45 minutes). You can also fly to Dumaguete (estimated cost of Php4,000++, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes) or Tagbilaran since there is no direct flight from Manila to the island of Siquijor.
I'd suggest that you go for the Manila-Dumaguete flight. From Dumaguete, ride a ferry to Siquijor (estimated cost of more than PhP 200, one-way, 1-2 hours). Usually the ferries leave Dumaguete City at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Siquijor to Dumaguete trip leaves at around 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.