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Pitlagong Festival

28 Sep 2019
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28 Sep 2019
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About Pitlagong Festival

As a feature of the fabricated celebrations of the area of Cebu as imagined by Gwen Garcia, the Pitlagong Festival was celebrated in 2006 to celebrate maybe Argao's most established convention, the produce and utilization of tuba or coconut wine. At the point when the common government energized all towns and urban areas of the region to begin a fitting festival that would exhibit its abilities and homegrown items, Argao chose to utilize the pitlagong, an indigenous instrument otherwise called hugas which is made of bamboo and is used to clean the sugong or the bamboo compartment that holds the tuba coconut wine or the suka vinegar.

In this manner, the Pitlagong Festival was celebrated. The celebration was commended every year as a type of reverence to the town's benefactor holy person, San Miguel Arcangel from its commencement until 2010. The pitlagong was picked fundamentally for its part in setting up the tuba, which is quite often exhibit in the readiness of Argawanon delights like the torta and the humba particularly in the Spanish time frame. It likewise had a claim to accuracy, having been utilized by Argawanon agriculturists well before the Spaniards came. The instruments karatung and lantaka emulate the music made when the pitlagong is utilized to clean the sugong and the sound of the sugong, individually.

At long last, the ensembles utilized for the celebration are results of the weaving business of the town, called hablonans, which is likewise an extremely old occupation of the Argawanons. To put it plainly, the Pitlagong Festival is genuinely an Argawanon method for supporting, teaching, and passing on the confidence, legacy, creates, workmanship, culinary skill, and job of a town to its future age.

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