Hirinugyaw-Suguidanonay Festival 2018
HIRINUGYAW-Suguidanonay Festival 2018 was just concluded distinct i vely unique and colorful event at par with nationawide famous festivities, draws a picture of expression of devotion to Sr. Santo Niπo through drumbeating and street dancing in the attire that was Panay Bukidnon –a tribe in Calinog, Iloilo.
The term hugyaw is a Visayan vernacular meaning jubilation or rejoicing, while suguidanon is a living tradition practiced and preserved by Panay Bukidnon meaning telling a story through chanting.
This is in the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo, an annual celebration that attracted both local and international tourist that boost the municipality’s economy. The celebration honed its local talents especially students and teachers in the world of performing arts, that will pave the way to better opportunities here and abroad.
The festival is a collaborative effort of the parish and the local government of the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo as a parish/town affair, where people actively participated for devotional intention, although, there are also those who just come for mere fun or enjoyment. It shapes unity among the people as a community.
It does not only end in rejoicing but the fellowship and camaraderie bears fruit towards active involvement in the church and the community. H ir inugyawSugidanonay promote sand develops a strong faith and sense of national responsibility.
The competation was participated by West Visayas State University ( Calinog Campus) and all National High Schools in the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo. Tribu Marikudo of West Visayas University (Calinog Campus) was judged 2nd runners-up; Tribu Banaag of Esteban S. J avellana Memorial National High School, 1st runners- up; and Tribu Burulakaw of Calinog National Comprehensive High School, champion. Congratulations! (