Pintados de Pasi Festival is one the festival in the Province of Iloilo, and it commemorates the Cityhood of Passi. Pintados de Pasi Festival showcased the rich culture of the Panayanons, their way of life, and bring awareness to the people that Pintado culture existed during pre-Spanish era.
Passi is a fourth class city in the province of Iloilo in the Philippines, it is located on the island of Panay and can be reached by Iloilo – Capiz highway, within 45 minutes from Iloilo City and one hour to Roxas City.
Passi is a rice, pineapple, and sugar-rich area and the only component city and the largest in the Province of Iloilo in terms of land area, population and income. It is popularly with its slogan “The Sweet City at The heart of Panay” due to its vast pineapple plantations and annual output in fruit production.
Every year, Passi City celebrates the Pintados de Pasi Festival because they want to revive the culture of Panayanons through a festival and show the legend on how Panay was discovered by the Spanish conquistadors and how Passi got its name.
Here is the schedule of this year’s Pintados de Pasi Festival 2013:
15th Foundation Anniversary
Pintados de Pasi Festival 2013
City of Passi, Iloilo, Philippines
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
March 9, 2013 (Saturday)
5:00 P.M. – Opening of Food Festival
March 10, 2013 (Sunday)
7:00 P.M. – Talent and Festival Attire Competition – Search for Bb. Pintados 2013
March 11, 2013 (Monday)
1:00 P.M. – Dumog 2013 sponsored by Team Tigers International
Mixed Martial Arts
March 14, 2013 (Thursday) 15th Foundation Day Anniversary
8:00 A.M. – Parade/Pasundayag /Opening Program
6:30 P.M. – Fireworks Display
7:00 P.M. – Handuraw
March 15, 2013 (Friday)
7:00 A.M. – Karosa Parada & Carabao Painting Contest
7:00 P.M. – Grand Coronation Pageant-Search for Bb. Pintados 2013
March 16, 2013 (Saturday)
7:00 A.M. – Sinadya sa Suba / Pinta Lawas
Venue: Jalaur River/Passi Bus Terminal
March 17, 2013 (Sunday)
8:00 A.M. – Tribe Competition
3:00 P.M. – Awarding/Closing Program
7:00 P.M. – A Night with the Stars