Kadagatan" originates from "dagat," which signifies "sea" in Filipino. The festival observes Mercedes' rich marine assets, and is a blissful supplicaiton for the proceeded with success of the town's fishermen. The Kadagatan Festival is for grown-ups, youngsters, seniors, sports sweethearts, workmanship fans, social admirers, ecological enthusiasts, exhibition fans – essentially, everybody! A large number of energizing projects will happen amid the festival. The Kadagatan Festival is additionally a way local people pay regard to Mother Nature. The residents of Mercedes demonstrate their appreciation to Mother Nature for offering them with Camarines Norte's huge fishery assets and long sublime coastlines.
Amid the celebration, occasions that advance mindfulness with respect to appropriate approaches to deal with these assets are also present. The feature of the Kadagatan Festival is the parade held all through Mercedes. The subjects of Mercedes set up ious buoys, outfits, and mascots to demonstrate the excellence of the sea. They get ready immense figures of fish and plan glides that demonstrate the wonderfulness and significance of the ocean. Beside the parade, the celebration likewise has a huge number of exercises including the ocean.
Sea themed road moving, watercraft races, angling rivalries. North of the region is the Philippine Sea. In view of their geographic area, the general population of Camarines Norte have a clamoring angling industry. Each August, local people of Mercedes, Camarines Norte, commend the Kadagatan Festival. Otherwise called the Mercedes Fishtival, the general population of Mercedes offer gratitude to the abundance that they have assembled in the year up until this point. They also appeal to God for favorable luck for whatever remains of the year.