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Location: Libon, Albay

Date: July 22-25

Reason to Celebrate: To honor Saint James the Greater, the town's patron saint.

 

A visitor rich province, Albay has many great things to offer for you to have a visit. This province with different ports, and a domestic airport on the City of Legazpi gives a better access for visitors and traders from Manila and different parts of the Philippines. Mayon makes the province more popular because of it perfect cone that attracts local and foreign tourists. There are also other places to visit on Albay namely: Cagsawa ruins, Bacman Eco-park, Batan Island, Misibis Beach, Daraga Church, Camalig town with several caves, Busay falls, and diving sites in the island of Rapu-rapu. These places to visit give the tourists the best options for their vacation. Aside from these tourists attraction in the province of Albay, it is also rich in festivities.
Libon Paroy Festival
A first class municipalty of Albay, Libon’s industry focuses on agriculture. It also has Pantao port, a regional level port that serves Masbate and other parts of Visayas. As one of the major producers of rice in Albay, Libon has been known to be the Rice Granary of Albay. Rice crops are the foundation of Libon’s economy. Devoting 35% of its land for rice production, the farmers should be credited for their hardwork and good harvest.

This situation on rice economy of Libon makes way to hold a yearly festival known to be as Libon Paroy Festival. It is also called as Katallingkasan which means renaissance and freedom. This celebration in honor of their patron, Saint James the Greater, has the intention of reviving the rich culture and heritage of Libon. The town officials make sure that every barangay participate on this occasion. Different games and contest are prepared, joined by different barangays to make the celebration more fun and exciting. These activities prepared are ways of bonding among different residents of every barangays. This unique way to bring every residents of the town together is held for four days from July 22-25 every year to show their gratefulness on rich harvest and productive economy of rice.

Libon Paroy Festival of Libon, Albay


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