Aswang Festival is a culturally significant celebration in Roxas City, planned to change the negative meaning connected to the territory prominently called space of aswang by transforming the creature into Capiz' chief fascination. This yearly merriment keeps running towards the finish of October, in time for the yearly perception of All Saints Day or undas in the Philippines. It has been usually known as the neighborhood adaptation of American Halloween festivities. Amid this time, individuals of any age anticipate the parade of taking an interest people wearing outfits of the most stunning legendary animals like tikbalang, wak-wak, and kapre.
Running at the same time with this occasion is an exchange reasonable of the renowned Capiznon ocean depths items and other neighborhood rarities. In 2004, the first-historically speaking Aswang Festival got huge negative criticism from the nearby church, which emphatically opposes confidence in such legendary animals. In any case, the coordinators protected the idea of the party. As indicated by them, the celebration is gone for changing the negative impression of Capiz as a home of aswang by remembering it just as a fantasy and ideally expelling the disgrace connected to the word.
It means to feature Capiz as one of the nation's best traveler goals having its fine shorelines and picturesque scenes. Likewise, through the exchange shows, business visionaries of independent ventures can elevate neighborhood items to help inspire the economy of the region. Be that as it may, the Catholic progressive system and some neighborhood authorities, as a demonstration of revering the fallen angel. At the point when previous Capiz Gov. Vicente Bermejo accepted office as chairman of Roxas City in July 2007, the disputable celebration was halted.