Sunday, April 27, 2008

May: Fiesta month in Bohol


Boholanos are known for their unique hospitality. One of the most common hospitality "icon" of the Boholanos is the FIESTA. During fiesta time in any part of Bohol, family & friends ( and even strangers) can come to a house of a host and enjoy the sumptuous foods served on the table. Everybody would be welcome to "eat the house".....

During the month of May, if one is just adventurous enough, he can go around the whole province of Bohol and enjoy eating for free for the whole month. Everyday in the month of May, there is a town, a barrio, or even a "sitio", that is celebrating a FIESTA. May is the month when Bohol is "sinking" because the population of Bohol during this month is multiplied twice, thrice, or even four times. A lot of people really come to Bohol to attend the FIESTA. And, Boholanos, from where ever they may come from, come home to their hometowns to attend the fiesta.

Every town in Bohol celebrates their fiesta in different dates. And Boholanos, even if they live in different parts of the globe, outside Bohol, really try their best to come home to their hometown on fiesta. This is the best time for them to meet old friends, relatives, share their blessings, and just enjoy the festivities.

The following is the Bohol town fiesta calendar for the month of May:
May 1 Tagbilaran City , Saint Joseph the Worker
May 3 Dao - Tagbilaran City , Santa Cruz
May 4 Alburquerque , Santa Monica
May 4 Mabini ,Santa Monica
May 4 Sagbayan ,San Agustin
May 8 San Miguel ,Saint Michael
May 10 Calape ,Saint Vincent Ferrer
May 15 Bilar ,Saint Isidore the Farmer
May 15 Trinidad ,Saint Isidore
May 15 Tubigon ,San Isidro Labrador
May 19 Candijay ,Saint Joseph
May 29 San Isidro ,Saint Isidore
May 29 Talibon ,Blessed Trinity

4 comments:

Marvin Alvarez said...

13 town fiestas in one month? Wow, that must be a world record :)

I just wish I'm close to or related to a resident in each town.

My current tally -> zero. hehehe.

janettetoral.com said...

Grabe Leah. I miss Bohol!

Jorich Ponio said...

wew! i was there at tagbilaran last last year! unfortunately wala jd ko nakasuroy2x sa pista!
i was invited by my former classmate who is now living at valencia bohol, but sad to know wala jd ko ka adto!

waaaaaaaaa.

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