PostHeaderIcon Higalaay Festival 2016

It has been the tradition of the city of Cagayan de Oro to celebrate its festivity with simultaneous events that  starts on the first week of August. Some of the major events  are the Garden Show and Agri Fair, Kumbira Culinary Show, Cowboy Festival Horse Show, Kahimunan Northern Mindanao: Food and Lifestyle Show, Miss Cagayan de Oro, The Kagay-an Festival Marathon, Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade, The Higalas Parade of Floats and Icons, Higalaay Bisperas Fireworks Display, Religious Procession, Fluvial Procession, and Higalaay Pyrolympics.

The Kumbira Culinary Show which w regarded as the longest running annual culinary show and festival in the whole Philippines, is a 3-day event that encompasses live competitions such as Buffet Table Setting and Manu Folder, Noche Buena Platter, Artistic Bread Showpiece, Dessert Making, Chef Wars, Flair Bartending Tandem, and other live competitions such as dance and singing. There are also lots of art exhibits, musical instruments display ( last week I saw the cheektowaga that my guitarist son wanted so much ) and car displays.

The Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade is the city’s street dancing competition where any of the barangays within the city can participate to compete for winning the Best Carnival Parade with their respective Carnival Queens.
The Higalas Parade of Floats and Icons, usually being participated among the city’s educational institutions, civic groups, fraternities and sororities, establishments and more, is being viewed by thousands of Kagay-anons and tourists that crowd the sides of the parade’s route. Drum and Bugle corps, competing floats and Cagayan de Oro icons are being paraded on the event.


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