Sandurot which signifies, "fellowship and reaching out," and is derived from the Visayan word "pakig-sandurot" for the offering and satisfaction in hospitality. It is a bright, yearly holiday occasion to honor Dumaguete's rich history dating the pre-Hispanic period where people groups of ious and outside societies, including Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, met up to create a diverse community that is Dumaguete today.
Sandurot Festival is an joyful celebration of the people of Dumaguete, a "college city" and a "City of Gentle People," their innate hospitality, invitingness, and their penchant to live amicably with individuals of ious race, religion, and social convictions and is exceptionally huge in understanding the religious societies of the general population of Dumaguete. History tells how the Dumaguetenos welcome outsiders from ious shores and nations, and live with them in entire peace and comprehension.
This is also a celebration for the entire Roman Catholic for Dumaguete City's patroness, St. Catherine de Alexandria, the Patroness Saint of the Philosophers. The occasion as a rule starts with a program at the Rizal Bouled and a function respecting the different social stains that enhanced the city's character and took after by a cheerful road move rivalries and fascinating field introductions to praise the "pakig-sandurot". This event is taken an interest by barangays in the city, schools or civic organizations.