The Philippines is really known for its never-ending Festivities. While some festivals are religious, some talk about culture, and some celebrate a good harvest.
Cabanatuan City celebrates good food by holding a yearly festival called Longanisa Festival. Now in its third year, Cabanatuan also celebrates the City’s 60th founding anniversary.
This week-long celebration is being held in the vicinity of the public market along Paco Roman Street. Apart from the local meat traders and consumers, tourists from nearby towns join the celebration.
The festivals highlighted the cooking contest and the variety of preparations for longanisa (native sausage), including spaghetti and “binagoongan.” In Cabanatuan City, the favorite longanisa preparations were “batutay”, “longanisang bawang” and “longanisang matamis”.
A group of meat vendors called their group “Babuyita Dancers” also performed a longanisa inspired number to the tune of the election instructional song “Bilog na Hugis Itlog” of the popular Sexbomb dance group.
Vergara thanked the participants for the festival’s success “despite calamities that nearly crippled” the agriculture sector here late last year. source – PNA