Dumaguete Feasts and Festivals - The City of Gentle People
The main goal of Hugyawan is to showcase the unique way of life of the inhabitants of Negros Oriental, and at the same time, capture the customary response of the Negrenses towards Nature, Fate, that God has gifted him with, thanksgiving through celebration, merrymaking and revelry.
PINASKUHAN PAROL & SAYAWIT FESTIVAL
SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDER’S WEEK
The weeklong activities include pageants and exhibits, booths are put up and reunions are held to mark the establishment of the first Protestant university in the country which was founded in 1901.
ST. PAUL COLLEGE DUMAGUETE FOUNDER’S WEEK, Dumaguete City (October 24-29)
Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.
This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.
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