Capiz celebrates Sinadya sa Halaran 2008

Sinadya sa Halaran is a popular festival in Capiz showcasing Capiznons’ innate culture and colorful costumes will culminate on December 4 till the 8th of December.

The Festival will be opened with the traditional Pamukaw-pukaw which will start in the wee hours of December 4. The five day festivities will also feature a series of activities that will display the Capiceños’ rich tradition, arts and culture, religiosity, and way of life in their bid to attract more tourists to the country’s seafood capital.

The Sinadya sa Halaran Festival is a yearly celebration in honor of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The people of Capiz will also participate in the parade of festivals which is a grand testimony of how rich Capiznon culture is. Each municipality in the province of Capiz will participate in the street dancing competition. The seafood inspired costumes worn by energetic street dancers will fill up the contest streets during the street dancing competition.

A fluvial parade is also being held in Panay River which is a clear evidence of Capiznons religiosity and after the river festival, a grand fireworks display is usually the highlight of the celebration. The province of Capiz particularly Roxas city is also known for the huge selection of seafood’s they offer which makes Roxas city the Seafood Capital of the Philippines.

Capiz is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the country. Among its newly discovered tourist attractions are waterfalls and caves.

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