Abayan Festival is praised each and every July in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. This is a riverside party out of appreciation for St. Anne, Patroness of Agusan River. Featured by Baroto Races and indigenous recreations for men, ladies and youngsters, topped by a Fluvial Parade. Celebrated since the late 1880s, the Abayan is a yearly merry custom of supplication coming full circle in a fluvial parade along the Agusan River out of appreciation for the waterway benefactor Santa Ana. Abayan is authored from "abay" which intends to control. The celebration is held to recognize how individuals would request direction to cross the Agusan River securely as it filled in as the real center for exchange and human movement some time before the Spanish time frame.
The Abayan Festival is an unmistakable indication of the strength of the general population and it's diverse networks, which has depended its reality with the stream of the waterway all through the ages. "This movement isn't just to respect the waterway's supporter holy person however to perceive the chronicled estimation of the Agusan River. The stream holds a huge notable incentive since it is with it that Butuan changed as a city and coincidently the festival trademarks the 66th contract day of the city referred to us as Adlaw Hong Butuan festivity," said Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada.