The Bantayan Festival of the town of Guimbal is celebrated during the last week of March to commemorate its founding anniversary as a civil government. The five-day Bantayan Festival is filled with interesting events that showcases Guimbal’s rich history, heritage and tradidion. This year the festivities is slated on March 25 to 29. The highlight of the Bantayan Festival is a cultural presentation through a street dancing competition that tells the history of the town of Guimbal held on the last day.

Posted is an video invitation of Ms. Christine S. Garin, Mayor of Guimbal to join the forthcoming event:

Schedule of Activities for the 2008 Bantayan Festival of Guimbal:

March 25 (Tuesday)
1:00PM – Liturgical Service
2:00PM – Opening Parade, Drum, Float and Street Dancing Competition
3:00PM – Opening Program
7:00PM – Search for Ms. Bantayan Festival

March 27 (Thursday)
8:00AM – Boat Racing, Porma Baras, Pinta Lawas
1:30PM – Fluvial Parade
2:30PM – Moro Raids Re-enactment
7:00PM – 4th Bantayan Video Fest.

March 28 (Friday)
7:00PM – Concert with Artists (Dulce and Willie Nepumoceno)

March 29 (Saturday)
1:00PM – Tribal Dance-Drama Competition
5:00PM Merry-making
9:30PM Awards Night

Food Festival – Nightly