Dumaguete Feasts and Festivals - The City of Gentle People
The main goal of Hugyawan is to showcase the unique way of life of the inhabitants of Negros Oriental, and at the same time, capture the customary response of the Negrenses towards Nature, Fate, that God has gifted him with, thanksgiving through celebration, merrymaking and revelry.
PINASKUHAN PAROL & SAYAWIT FESTIVAL
SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDER’S WEEK
The weeklong activities include pageants and exhibits, booths are put up and reunions are held to mark the establishment of the first Protestant university in the country which was founded in 1901.
ST. PAUL COLLEGE DUMAGUETE FOUNDER’S WEEK, Dumaguete City (October 24-29)
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents. Italo Calvino
Southern Philippine Cuisine
In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
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