Traveling around the Philippine Archipelago is never a dull moment for a person who really loves to discover new and unique things. The Philippines is widely known for numerous festivities every year either religious or cultural festivals which one of those is the Silmugi Festival. It is one of the reasons why they say “It’s More Fun in the Philippines.
When is Silmugi Festival 2015
Silmugi Festival will be celebrated on Tuesday, 20th of January. Silmugi Festival is always celebrated on January 20.
Silmugi Festival Origin and Background
The Island of Cebu has been the center for cultural and religious events and festivals and the Hub of Christianity which was greatly influenced by the Spaniards in bringing the Catholic religion in the country. There are almost 40 festivities held every year all around the towns and cities of Cebu which clearly indicates that they give value on their cultural and historical heritage. They celebrate every festivals and fiestas with such great enthusiasm and joy.
Silmugi Festival is a celebration that takes places in the town of Borbon, Cebu in giving honor to the patron saint, St. Sebastian Martyr. The highlight of this event is the street dancing that involves a traditional prayer for a bountiful harvest with which various barangay are taking part of.
“Silmugi” is an old name of the town of Borbon during the Pre-Spanish period which was named after the enchanting and enthralling river which serves as the nearest route for devout Catholics attending mass in Saint Sebastian Parish. This river also has become the main gateway for locals who live in hillsides of Borbon in their business trades with coastal barangays surrounding it.
Silmugi Festival Significance
The local residents of Borbon consider the Silmugi Festival as their act of gratitude and reverence to God for giving them the Silmugi River that also played a major role in the development of the trade and industry in the province. Locals are high-spirited in celebrating this festival and they make it a point that younger generations will be able to catch the heart of this event.
Silmugi Festival 2016
Silmugi Festival is always celebrated on the 20th of January.
It will take place on a Wednesday, January 20, 2016