To pay the honor to patron saint, St. Sebastian Martyr, Silmugi Festival is celebrated. The main feature of this event is the road dancing which includes a traditional prayer for a bountiful harvest and ious barangays take part. "Silmugi" is an old name of the town of Borbon during the pre-Spanish period. It was so named after the river which was served as the nearest route for Catholics going to mass in Saint Sebastian. The river has also turned into the main gateway for local people who lived in the slopes of Borbon to direct their business exchange with seaside barangays encompassing it.
Silmugi Festival is a celebration that takes places in the town of Borbon, Cebu in offering honor to patron holy person, St. Sebastian Martyr. The peoples of Borbon celebrated the Silmugi festival with great enthusiasm by performing dance on beautiful roads of Borbon and peoples usually likes to wear new clothes on this auspicious event. The Silmugi River that also assumed a major part in the advancement of the exchange and industry of the territory. Local people are dauntless in commending this celebration and they make it a point that more youthful age will ready to get the heart of this event.