The Lingganay Festival got its name from the Waray word Lingganay which implies a 'chime'. The celebration was conceptualized at some point in 1995 in light of th legend of the town's lost 'brilliant ringer'. It was said that one time when the moro privateers astounded the general population, they endeavored to fled away with the ringer. When they achieved the Bakga River, they tossed the brilliant ringer into the most profound piece of the stream to keep it from getting under the control of the moro privateers.
Until today, the ringer has not been found but rather it is said that its sound can be scarcely heard originating from the base of the stream. It is commended in conjunction with the town's holiday on the nineteenth of June. As per oral history, since 1995, Lingganay has been joining celebration move rivalries particularly amid the Pintados Kasadyaan. The rural town of Alang-Alang in Leyte territory incredibly did it again in last Sunday's Sinulog Festival 2013, the greatest and all around partook clan introduction in the Philippines.
The Lingganay Festival, the group's most loved and most cheered unforeseen held its crown, and developed as excellent champion, for the so many time, in the free translation classification besting numerous other similarly delightfully vivid contingents from everywhere throughout the nation.