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Philippines Palawod Festival in Bantayan

Philippines celebrates the Palawod Festival in Bantayan from June 28 - 29 every year.

The term palawod means to go out to the sea to fish. Fishing is a very important activity in Bantayan given that the municipality is considered as one of Cebu's fishing centers.

The festival aims to show the public the life of a fishing community through dances, colorful costumes and food. A lot of local and foreign tourist have mistaken the town fiesta to be held during the Holy Week. But it is on June 29. It is just that it is the town tradition to have an elaborate celebration during Holy Week. The highlight is the procession of life-sized images and icons during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

The Island’s main industry before it even became a tourist spot is fishing.