Camiguin Island Festival
Lanzones Festival (3rd
weekend of October) - a two day grand festival of agri-cottage industry
product exhibits, barangay beautification, indigenous sports, tableau
of local culture, grand parade of the golden fruit found prolific
and extra sweet in the entire province. The festival is Camiguin’s
contribution to Mindanao as cultural destination.
Camiguin celebrates year-round festivals like Lanzones
Festival held every third week of October when sweet Camiguin lazones
is proudly displayed. Highlights of the festival include agri-trade
fair and street dancing contest that feature traditional dance,
drum circles and colorful ethnic costumes;
Dawit- dawit ta Buahan,
Bonbon Church Ruins (3rd Week of October) a ceremony that serve
as a prelude to the lanzones festival perform by the locales during
San Juan Hibok-hibok
(June 24) is annually held to honor St. John the Baptist. Venues
of the festival are usually Cabua-an and/or Agohay Beaches. Watersports
like boatraces, aqua palo sebo, fluvial parade/procession and search
for Miss Hibok-Hibokan are conducted. Celebrated in the entire province,
residents go to the nearest beach.
Panaad (Holy Week) -
a pilgrim’s yearly trek around the island in observance of
the Lenten season. Thousands of visitors make this island a Mecca
as they converge at the Walkway to the Old Volcano where the Stations
of the Cross are situated for rituals or just getting together.
Holy Week observance when tens of thousands of
Christians come to the island to walk around the 64 kilometer circumferential
highway as a form of sacrifice, either to fulfill a vow or to do
penance for the remission of sins.
The pilgrims congregate either at the Old Vulcan
or Mt. Ilihan to pray; Camiguin Christmas Festival when choral competition,
pastorales contest, parol sa barangay and belen sa barangay are
conducted during Yuletide Season; and May Festival when notable
fiesta celebrations of almost all barangays in Camiguin are celebrated.