7 Things You Should Know About Diyandi Festival

By | September 30, 2015

diyandi festival

 

The Philippines celebrate a lot of festivals, typically for

religious reasons it being a Roman Catholic country.

 

Most of these festivals are celebrated locally.

 

These Festivals maybe categorized as

  1. Cultural Festivals
  2. Indigenous Influence/Non-Religious Festival
  3. Film Festival
  4. Flower Festival
  5. Religious Festival

 

One of these religious festival is called Diyandi Festival.

 

Here below are 7 Things You Should Know About Diyandi Festival

 

1

Diyandi Festival is celebrated in the month of September. It

usually starts on December 28 and end on the 29th.

 

2

The Festival is held in Honor of St. Michael The Archangel.

 

St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of Iligan City.

 

He is widely known as Senor San Miguel. He is the leader of

the army of God during the Lucifer uprising.

 

3

Saint Michael the Archangel is The Patron Saint of Iligan City.

 

4

Diyandi Festival derived its name from “diyandi” which means

“celebrate” while “mag-diyandi” means “to celebrate”.

 

5
The purpose of which the festival is established is to promote

the cultural identity of Iligan City and in honor of City’s

patron saint.

 

6
It is in the year 2004 when the City Council of Iligan passed

and approved the resolution establishing Diyandi Festival as

the tourism name of Iligan.

 

7
While the feast day of Saint Michael is the most awaited event,

the month of September is filled with various activities which

include:

  • Dance Contest
  • Trisikad Racing Contest
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Cooking Contest
  • Cultural Shows
  • Miss Iligan Beauty contest

 

The Event is sometimes attended by local celebrities. The

Festival for the year 2015 is attended by some stars of GMA

Kapuso Network.

 

This coming October, 8 more festivals will be held in

various places in the Philippines.

3 thoughts on “7 Things You Should Know About Diyandi Festival

  1. Ryan Biddulph

    Totally new to Diyanda Gilbert and I grew up around many Filippinos in New Jersey. Thanks for the enlightening share my friend.

    Ryan

    Reply
  2. Maddie

    I can’t wait to visit my homeland during Christmas!! Do you have any recommendations to visit? I’ll be flying with Etihad from London to Pinas. I haven’t been home since over 14 years ago when I was 10. Wish me luck! http://www.etihad.com/en-ph/

    Reply

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