Puerto Princesa Foundation Day
Place: Puerto Princesa
Throughout the day, floats and parades provide a visual treat to all festival goers. Businessmen, merchants, and fishermen also take part in a local trade fair.
Celebration Commemoration of City’s Foundation Day. Every 4th day of the month with a series of Sports, cultural and other events. Celebrated as a day for farmers, fisher folks, traders and buyers to make exchange of goods, merrymaking, singing, and dancing in the streets. The festival commemorates the founding anniversary of the City of Puerto Princesa highlighted by balayong tree-planting, street dancing and colorful floral parade depicting the Palawan Cherry Blossoms from which the festival derived its name. A merry mixture of socio-civic, cultural, historical, and sports activities are part of the run events. At the ‘Tabuan’ parade (tabuan means ‘marketplace’), farmers fisherfolks, market vendors, traders and buyers showcase the city’s best products and revel as a thanksgiving for blessings and bountiful harvest. The week-long celebration culminates with the awarding ceremonies for outstanding accomplishments by notable Puerto Princesans and the crowning of Ms. Puerto Princesa.
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