Celebrate the Golden Harvest of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Norte
Ida Damo | Nov 24, 2015
Kapatagan in Lanao del Norte has a land area of 25,048.41 hectares. It is mostly agricultural and considered to be the province’s organic rice basin.
Every December, in honor of the feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Kapatagan celebrates the Kahumayan Festival.
The three-day festival (December 1-3, 2015) gives tribute to farmers. The event also showcases various rice products and rice delicacies.
Along the rice fields of Kapatagan are grasses such as Lampakanay, which many Kapatagueños converted into baskets as a way to make a living.
Kapatagan has 5 major rivers that flow out to Panguil Bay, making it a rich ground for prawns and crabs production.
Kahumayan festival is in line with the joyous celebration of Christmas season in Lanao del Norte.
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You may want to explore the two falls of Kapatagan. Start with the nearest and most accessible Cathedral Falls.
Or go on a 30-minute trek over boulders along Sta. Cruz Falls.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly to Cagayan de Oro City from Manila, Cebu and Davao. Travel time is one hour from Manila. From Cagayan de Oro, it would take 4 hours to reach Kapatagan by bus or private vehicle.