The Parayan Festival of Pototan, Iloilo is a grand festival of the Earth and one of its essential items - rice. Pototan as the Rice Granary of Western Visayas, considers the Parayan Festival as its preeminent signal of thanksgiving for what Mother Earth has offered to its rich soils. Featuring the significance of how rice sustains about portion of the total populace, this gather celebration additionally respects the persevering rice agriculturists as one of our economy's unsung legends.
Rice has dependably been a basic piece of the nourishment ways, economies, and societies of numerous Asian social orders. For Pototanons, rice is seen as a wellspring of sustenance as well as more significantly, as an image of life. Hence, the Parayan Festival fixates on the idea that rice is the grain of life. With this statute, the festival plans to speak to the beautiful Pototan lifestyle and the town's devotion to a prosperous collect.
The Parayan Festival highlights occasions, for example, the Thanksgiving Mass, the Marathon Race, the Grand Parade and Street Dancing, Agro-Tourism Fair and Technology Transfer Workshop and the Search for Parayan King and Queen show. Every one of these exercises are intended to get the townspeople and its guests a condition of cheerfulness and network soul.
Regardless of whether it is a thanksgiving for an abundant reap or a remembrance to the significance of rice, the Parayan Festival is just Pototan's method for commending life and all it brings to the table. At last, it is an emblematic time for the town to think about the favors it has gotten for as far back as year and to straightforwardly welcome both the difficulties and the products of the coming one.