Sikoy Sikoy Festival

April 19, 2009

San Fernando is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 54,932 people.

In 2005, Metro Cebu's definition was expanded to include Danao City in the north and the municipalities of San Fernando and Carcar down south.

By Royal Decree of 1858, the new parish in the town was erected with a parish of its town. It was named San Isidro Labrador. Later, the name was chaged to San Fernando in honor of its well-like parish, Father Fernando Sanchez, and the saint after whom he was named.

Sikoy Sikoy Festival

Sikoy Sikoy festival is a festivity to celebrate God’s gift of love to the people of San Fernando.

Sikoy Sikoy comes from the word “sikoy” which literally means “an act of fishing using nets deliberately done when tides are rough and sturdy”.

The festival is a thanksgiving ritual and a petition prayer for guidance, protection and blessings for a bountiful harvest from the farm and from the sea.

The Sikoy Sikoy festival celebrate every November 17-21.

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