Guimaras Manggahan Festival 2012

The Manggahan Festival in Guimaras celebrates the mango harvesting season and promote the Mango Industry. This year, Manggahan Festival will be on April 15-22, 2012.

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Every year, Guimarasnons express their colorful way of life through the Manggahan Festival. Various activities are being showcased depicting the cultural and historical heritage, livelihood, myth and legendary stories portrayed in a cultural showcase, street dancing and SINADYA (merrymaking). Spread over a weeklong schedule, promoting its products, services and milestones in an agri – trade fair/exhibits, food festival, special events, nightly shows and entertainments and Search for Mutya Ng Guimaras.

Check out the The Manggahan Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities:

April 10-14, 2012 – Manggahan sa Robinson’s (Robinson’s Place – Iloilo)

April 11, 2012 (1:30 pm) – Disco Derby Elimination (Robinson’s Place – Iloilo)

April 13, 2012 (5:00 pm) – Mutya ng Guimaras Fashion Show (Robinson’s Place – Iloilo)

April 15, 2012
1st Mango Man Triathlon and Manggahan Fun Run (Raymen Beach Resort & Provincial Capitol)
Live Band (Food Court)

April 16, 2012
Opening Salvo & Street Dancing Competition
Opening Program and Opening of Agro-Trade Fair (Capitol Grounds)
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Fiesta sa Manggahan – Fiesta Forum (GTIV Function Hall)
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Disco Derby 2012 (Food Court Area)

April 17, 2012
8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Visayas Science and Technology Forum (GTIC Function Hall)
8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Job’s Fair (Provincial Gym)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Mutya ng Guimaras Talents Night (Food Court Area)
9:00 pm – Live Band (Food Court Area)

April 17, 2012
Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm – 1st Manggahan Culinary Arts Competition (Capitol Grounds)
6:00 pm – Sk Nights/Guimaras Got Talent (Food Court Area)

April 19, 2012
Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
8:00 am – 12:00 nn – Magnolia Cooking Demo (Capitol Grounds)
Live Band – (Food Court Area)

April 20, 2012
Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Mutya ng Guimaras (Provincial Gym)
10:00 pm – Live Band (Food Court Area)

April 21, 2012
Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Kapamilya Night 2012 (Museo de Guimaras)
9:00 pm – Live Band (Food Court Area)

April 22, 2012
Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
8:00 am – 12:00 nn – Tribes Competition (Museo de Guimaras)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fireworks Competition (Capitol Grounds)
9:00 pm – Live Band (Food Court Area)

Source: guimaras.gov.ph

Guimaras is an island province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Among the smallest provinces, its capital is Jordan. The island is located in the Panay Gulf, between the islands of Panay and Negros. To the northwest is the province of Iloilo and to the southeast is Negros Occidental. Guimaras was a sub-province of Iloilo until it was made an independent province on May 22, 1992. Guimaras is subdivided into 5 municipalities; Buenavista, Jordan, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo and Sibunag.

For those who would like to visit Guimaras and witness the Manggahan Festival, How to get there?

From IloIlo City, you can make your way to the pier or harbour and then take a bangka (pump boat) to the island. There are two harbours: Parola and Ortiz.  Parola typically heads to Buenavista, while Ortiz goes to Jordan. Usually the Manggahan Festival is celebrated in Jordan, the capital of Guimaras.

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