After a three-year respite due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Panaad sa Negros, the festival of all festivals in Negros Occidental, will return on April 17 to 23.
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II said on Tuesday the provincial government would launch the festival on Feb. 13 at the Capitol Lagoon and Park here.
Lacson, who was joined by Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, the provincial board members and mayors at the launching, said the festival commemorates Negros Occidental’s resilience, perseverance, hope, and faith after what its people went through for the past three years.
Aside from the traditional festival dances competition and the Lin-ay Sang Negros beauty pageant as among the major activities, this year’s festival will introduce an event called the “Best of Negros Products.”
“It will feature winners with national, regional and provincial qualifications for food and non-food products. They will be showcased with their awards and products,” Diaz said.
The Panaad Festival features the traditional festival dances competition and the Lin-ay Sang Negros beauty pageant as among the major activities, and this year, an event called the “Best of Negros Products” will be one of the highlights.
The themed pavilions of all 32 cities and municipalities of the province, including the capital Bacolod City, will be showcased once again.
Each structure is designed either as replicas of their own municipal or city hall, or their famous products. (PNA)