Surigao City
The City of Surigao is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...
  • January 14 - Sto. Niño de Bad-Asay Feast Day. Pilgrims and devotees from different places of the country come to celebrate its feast day with a thanksgiving mass of honor or the miraculous child Jesus followed with a sirong dance to offer their prayers and petitions.

  • May 29 - Santacruzan. The celebration of Santa Cruz fiesta is the traditional thanksgiving activity and family devotion of the Caba family. A colorful celebration, which Surigaonons and visitors look forward to. Beautiful sagalas and escorts parade on the city streets in the Santa Cruz procession. Sumptuous dinner is served after the procession.

  • August 25–31 - Charter Day Celebrations. Weeklong festivities marked by a sportsfest, grand parade and evening gala affairs and the crowning of Mutya ng Surigao are done in commemoration of the city's founding (charter) on August 31, 1970.

  • September 9 - Bonok-Bonok Maradjao Karadjao Festival. A day long parade marked by street dancing and festivities featuring the ethnic Mamanwa tribal dance, Bonok-bonok commemorating thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest, worship of gods, or tribal wedding. It is participated by various private and government groups from in and out of town using creative costumes, huge floats and chants of "Viva Señor San Nicolas! Viva Maradjao Karajao!". The rhythm usually starts with a slow beat that pulsatingly goes faster, prompting snappy body movements by dancers to stay at pace with the music. Adding to the attraction of the dance is the colorful costumes, which includes beaded headdresses or tubaw, bracelets and anklets of the women. The ceremonial dress of the men and women are likewise elaborate in design, and of various colors. Prices are awarded to outstanding contingents for different categories during the culmination of the parade held at the Surigao Provincial Sports Complex. The festival coincides the celebration of the annual fiesta honoring the city's Patron Saint San Nicolas de Tolentino. The introduction to the celebration of the Maradjao-Karajao Festival is the Bulawanon Barangay "Bulawanon" means beautification. Before the Bonok-bonok festivity held, preliminary contest between the 22 barangays of Surigao City and 9 coastal barangays is ongoing to highlight the month-long festivity that livens up to the household of each respective family of Surigao City.

  • September 10- 11 - Pasayan Festival. Pasayan, the local word for shrimp, and its bountiful harvest is celebrated with an annual cook-off
    A cook-off is a cooking competition where the contestants each prepare dishes for judging either by a select group of judges or by the general public...

    . This culinary cookfest uses large quantities of shrimp prepared in a variety of recipes. Other highlights of this festival includes shrimp- eating contest, senior citizen backward marathon, palm wine, locally called tuba drinking contest, and threading- the- needle contest.

  • September 22 - Tilaw Sa Pagkaong Surigaonon. An annual festival held every 22nd of September coinciding with the National Tourism Week celebrations, showcasing exotic seafoods and a wide array of Surigao products and delicacies from different barangays and manufacturers in the city.

  • October 2 - Kinilaw Festival. The Kinilaw Festival showcases different styles in preparing Kinilaw, a dish consisting of raw fish marinated in citrus, vinegar or coconut milk mixed with spices and served as an appetizer, similar to the South American ceviche
    Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the Americas, especially Central and South America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lemon or lime and spiced with chilli peppers. Additional seasonings such as onion, salt,...

    . It also features other seafoods and marine products found in the area.

  • October 25 - Battle Of Surigao Strait. Held every 25 October, in commemoration of the Second World War's Greatest Naval Battle, highlighted by a pre-dawn memorial service, civil-military parade and a memorial cruise along the Surigao Strait.

  • February to May - Suroy sa Surigao

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