Bankaton Festival is a religious festival held each August 20 at Lavezares, Northern Samar. It is a yearly vessel hustling challenge to praise the devour of Nueva Señora de Salvacion, the town's patroness. An occasion out of appreciation for the town's benefactor holy person, San Nicolas de Tolentino. It is a festival that highlights vessel race among the town's men, a fluvial parade, parlor diversions on tilapia food, and a beginner singing competition. Bankaton" was gotten from "bangka" which is the Filipino word for "watercraft." These little pontoons are utilized by neighborhood anglers in angling as their primary wellspring of occupation.
Be astonished that amid the celebration, it changes into bright vessels and are altogether equipped by aggressive anglers that join the dashing event. If there's remark forward to in Lavezares, Northern Samar this period of August beside its excellent shorelines and islets, that would be the Bankaton Festival. Much the same as the Paraw Regatta Festival in Iloilo which has a sailboat race as its headliner, the Bankaton Festival of Northern Samar is a pontoon dashing challenge. The yearly Bankaton Festival is a thanksgiving festivity to pay tribute to the town's patroness, Nueva Señora de Salvacion. It is one of the great festival.