Kannawidan Ylocos ushers in Ilocandia’s festival fever

By: Imelda C. Rivero


VIGAN CITY – The provincial government has called on residents to be on fiesta-mode with the holding of the 2014 Kannawidan Ylocos Festival of culture, traditions and customs.

Governor Ryan Luis Singson will lead the community in the seven-day festivities which will start January 29 and end on February 4.

Residents and tourists may join any of the following fiesta events:

January 29: Carnival opening, 8:00 AM, President Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay town; Concelebrated Holy Mass and procession, Saint Paul Cathedral of Vigan City; Fireworks display, 6:00 PM at Plaza Salcedo; Siglat Ilocandia Talent Search, 8:00 PM, Quirino stadium.

January 30: Ilocos Surfing Competition, 9:00 AM, Barangay Sabang in Cabugao town. Quirino Stadium: Opening ritual at trade and food fair, 9:00AM; Choir and rondalla contest, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Rodeo, agri, aqua and livestock contest, 9:00 AM; Marching band show with traditional street dancing, 4:00 PM; Dinner and fashion show, 6:30 PM; Saniata ti Ylocos talent portion, 8:00 PM; Guest artist show, 10:00 PM.

January 31: First Gov Ryan Luis V Singson invitational shootfest, 8:00 AM, Barangay Caniao (Bantay) Firing Range; Qurino stadium: Daily Food processing, 8:00 AM; Traditional music ensemble show, 8:00 AM; On-the-spot painting competition, 8:00 AM; Contests in Dance drama and traditional dances, 9:00 AM; Little Miss Saniata and Titong Singson Awards, 9:00 PM.

January 31- February 2: Beach Fiesta with dragon boat exhibition, kite surfing, Frisbee, surfing, 9:00 AM at Barangay Sabang in Cabugao town. February 1: Beach Fiesta Party, 10:00 PM with Hino Alejandro, Brison Trinidad, The Sauce Band.

February 1: atΒ  Quirino stadium – Delphic games, crafts demonstration with most innovative products, 8:00 AM; Best Practices of Schools Awards, 1:00 PM; Father Jose Burgos Awards, 8:30 PM; Saniata ti Ylocos Pageant Night, 9:00 PM. Quiz bee, 8:30 AM, Ilocos Sur Community College in Bantay town.

February 2: Fun Run, 4:30 AM, Capitol. Quirino stadium: Traditional games, parade of vintage cars and bicycles, 9:00 AM; Horse racing, 1:00 PM; Agri/aqua Pinaka and Delphic Awards, 1:3 PM; Banda Rito, Banda Roon, 7:00 PM; Liwliwa dagiti artista, 8:00 PM; Battle of the Bands, 9:00 PM.

February 3: Opening of First Gov Ryan Singson motorshow, 8:30 AM, Vigan airport. Quirino stadium: Siglat Awards, 1:00 PM; Zarzuela Ilocana, 8:00 PM; Bingo, 10:00 PM.

February 4: Awarding of First Gov Ryan Singson Motorshow, 1:30 PM, Vigan airport.#