VIGAN CITY – Ilocos Sur — This year’s “Raniag Vigan City Twilight Festival” will start on October 26 and end November 2, said City Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina last week.
Now on its third year, the festival celebrates “Raniag” which means light. This is the light that “residents offer to God in thanksgiving, the beacon that symbolizes their love for their departed kin and the warmth of the bonding renewed in reunions during All Saints and All Souls Day” according to the city information office.
Medina said that the all-evening eight-day event will start with a Halloween costume party at the Vigan Plaza Hotel. The rest of the activities include: street dancing, October 27; float parade and arroz caldohan sa plaza, October 28; Halloween fun run and trick or treat, October 29; river candle floating and acoustic competition, October 30; wish and sky lanterns, October 31; Halloween party, November 1 and 2.
The mayor expects more residents and visitors will join in these activities. (Imelda C. Rivero/PIA1, Ilocos Sur)