For Kagay-anons, the first day of August means the Cagayan de Oro City fiesta is just around the corner. It is also the official start of activities in celebration of the Higalaay Festival. For 2016, the local government and its partner agencies and organizations have prepared a special lineup of events that everyone can enjoy and take part in.

Check out the official list of events for Higalaay 2016 and mark your calendars as every day is practically fiesta time! (Click on the photo to maximize the image)

Higalaay 2016 Core Events1

As is the usual, there are also parallel fiesta events throughout August. Some of these events, like the Mindanao Fashion Summit and Barangay Gwapo Gabi ng mga Gwapo, have become crowd favorites. To check out their schedules, and that of other parallel events’, for this year, click on the image below.

Higalaay 2016 Parallel Events

So, fellow Kagay-anons, are you ready to celebrate? Mag-Higalaay na ta!


(Photos provided by Aicy Soriano and the City Tourism Council)

(Featured image from Wikimedia Commons: By Kenny Louie from Vancouver, Canada (Celebration of Light 2010) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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