Pistay Dayat 2009 in Pangasinan reels off April 25

The Pangasinan Pistay Dayat 2009 will kick off on April 25 with a fluvial parade at 8:00 a.m. along the Agno River and a boodle fight (the soldier’s way of eating) at lunchtime for all participants set at Salasa, Bugallon.

This was announced by Butch Velasco, provincial information officer, who said the summer spectacle, lasting up to May 2, is infused with so much social relevance dedicated to children, teenagers and adults.

Velasco said these will be done along with the opening at 4:00 p.m. of the Pangasinan Tourism and Trade Expo, featuring the best products of every municipality and city in Pangasinan.

A Drum and Lyre/Drum and Bugle exhibition dubbed as “Banda Parada” from the Capitol Plaza to the Lingayen Beachfront will also be held during the opening day.

Music will take center stage in the evening during the semifinal of the “Konsyerto sa Gulpo,” a concert featuring the original composition of local bands advocating environmental awareness.

Velasco said the six districts of the province will each have two representatives to compete in the concert.

The next day, April 26, children will have a full day of fun flying kites or sculpting sand castles during the Children’s Day or “Gantilan na Ugugaw ed Dayat.”

At 4:00 p.m., the multi-awarded Calasiao Children’s Choir, which is set to join international choir fest, will render a concert at the Lingayen Beachfront.

A Bingo Socials will also be simultaneously held in order to raise funds for the Choir.

The public will also be treated to a world-class performance of amazing acrobatic show and visually stunning dance number by the Wanders International Circus on April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

After its successful debut last year, the Grand Orchestra and Ballroom Dancing Showdown now dubbed as “Sangkabalegan ya Suwayan tan Sayawan” will have its comeback with a bigger number of participants, to be held at Lingayen Beachfront on April 27.

The loveliest ladies of Pangasinan will vie for the coveted title of Limgas na Pangasinan 2009 Talent competition on April 28 at 4:00 p.m.

The year-long search for Cleanest River and Coastal Municipality/City will have its awarding ceremony on May 1 at the Lingayen Beachfront.

The search is a brainchild of Gov. Amado T. Espino Jr. aimed at protecting the coastal and rivers in Pangasinan.

The other anticipated events are: “Pagalaw na Luyag” or Pangasinan Native Games, GATE Chess Competition Elimination Round and Beach Volleyball (Men & Women) on April 27; Cultural Show or “Labi na Ligliwa” on April 28; Youth Camp on April 29; Open Family Beach Camp on April 30; Thanksgiving Mass on May 1, Lingayen Beach Woodstock featuring Konsyerto sa Gulpo Finalists and Banda ni Ate at 10:00 a.m. and Governor’s Cup Shootfest on May 3 at the PNP Firing Range in Lingayen.

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