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Niyogyugan Festival 2013

Written By Jane Miranda on Sunday, August 11, 2013 | Sunday, August 11, 2013

The provincial government of Quezon is set to hold the “Niyogyugan Festival”, an agri-tourism exposition on August 12-19, as part of the week-long activities in line with the Quezon Day celebration on August 19.

The whole province of Quezon will have a common festival that will showcase all the festive, lively, and colorful traditions of its people with the coconut as the central theme of the celebration to be known as the “Niyogyugan Festival”. Niyogyugan was derived from the words niyog (coconut) and yugyug (to move to a beat). Niyog has been the main produce of the province ever since.

Highlighting the use of the coconut, its tree, fruit, and everything created from it, the festival will be a sights and sounds spectacle.  All 39 towns and two cities in Quezon province will celebrate the festival with a dancing parade and activities based on the culture and spiritual tradition of the people of Quezon. It is a Celebration of the Tree of Life Province of Quezon and promoting the Quezon coconut industry and other argicultural products.

Other highlights of Quezon Day celebration include a state of the province address of Quezon governor David Suarez at Sangguniang Panlalawigan Hall on August 12; ribbon cutting and opening of the agri-tourism trade at Perez Park; 3rd Quezon artists’ gallery exhibit at Techno hub lobby, 3rd floor, Pacific Mall.

An “Araw ng Pamilyang Magsasaka” at Quezon Convention Center and 3rd Quezon Coco Jam (first night) at Perez Park will be held on August 13.

On August 14, among the activities are : “Niyogyugan” festival and grand parade float competition, dance competition and festival queen competition at Quezon Convention Center. Meanwhile, a day care workers day will be held on August 15 at Quezon convention center.

Awarding of Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan to outstanding Quezonians will also be held at Quezon Convention Center on August 16.

Other activities slated from August 17-19 are annual medical and dental mission and blood letting at Quezon provincial jail and Quezon Medical Center, Lucena City; awarding ceremonies of the agri-tourism trade fair ENRO awards at Perez Park, Lucena City and thanksgiving mass and floral offering at Manuel L. Quezon monument, Perez Park on August 19.

Niyogyugan Festival 2013

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