Guimaras celebrates Manggahan Festival

The province of Guimaras is celebrating its Manggahan Festival from April 29 to May 22.

Guimaras is the smallest and youngest province in Western Visayas, which became a full-fledged province in 1992.

It is located between the islands of Panay and Negros and can be reached by air and sea.

This year, Manggahan Festival is a two-month-long celebration that starts in each town at their municipalities every weekend starting April and the highlight was set on May 11-22 at the Provincial Capitol in San Miguel, Jordan.

Aside from the Manggahan Festival, the province of Guimaras is also celebrating Pagtaltal sa Balaan nga Bukid, a Lenten presentation staged by the townspeople of Jordan.

It is the final act of the play, when Jesus was taken off the cross and laid on his mother’s lap. Backed up by a strong Christian community.

Pagtaltal sa Balaan nga Bukid is celebrated every Good Friday and is registered as its first festival in the province.

Also one of the best practices of Guimaras through public-private partnership and sports tourism is the Bike Paradise: Padyak Series which was initiated by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, with the full support of the local government unit.

The Padyak Series will also be continuously implemented to support the advocacy of conserving the environmental safety and security of the locals.

Guimaras Governor JC Rahman Nava invites tourists and visitors to visit their beautiful province.*