Mindanao Festivals In September To Remember

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Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Aug 30, 2018
Mindanao Festivals In September To Remember
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Festivals are in honor of a patron saint, a historic event, a product, a founding anniversary, or a cultural celebration.  It has the customary feast of food, streetdancing, contests, agriculture and trade shows, showcase of talents, and beauty contests.

This September, 3 major festivals will happen in General Santos City, in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, and Surigao City.

1.     Tuna Festival in General Santos City (August 29- September 10)

General Santos City is called Tuna Capital of the Philippines because of its large harvest of tuna.  The Generals have lined up a series of activities to commemorate the city’s founding anniversary for everyone to enjoy.
How to get there:  Major airlines fly daily to General Santos City from Manila and Cebu.

2.    Talakudong Festival in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat (September 1-18)

Talakudong is named after the kudong or headwear that people of Tacurong used to wear for agriculture and trade.  One of the highlights of the festival is the streetdancing on September 18.

READ: Talakudong: Tacurong City’s Culture-Rich Festival

How to get there:  Major airlines fly daily to General Santos City from Manila and Cebu.
From GenSan, ride the bus to Tacurong.

3.    Bonok-Bonok Festival in Surigao City (September 1-12)

The Bonok-Bonok Festival is in honor of San Nicolas de Tolentino and the city’s tribal roots.  This year’s theme of Sadjaw Para sa Kalinaw (Dance for Peace) echoes the sentiments of all Filipinos for peace.  Surigao-based and participants from different provinces are set to dance their hearts out for the streetdancing and merry making on September 9.

How to get there:

Major airlines fly to Surigao City from Manila and Cebu.

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