Sak-Sak Festival 2009

September 28, 2009

The Municipality of Samboan Cebu, the southern most tip of the island will celebrates its annual Sak-Sak Festival 2009 on September 30 with the theme of "Growing Together In Grace As The Body of Christ". The festival is part of the 229th year of Samboan being a parish under the St. Micheal the Archangel, the patron Saint and angel of Sambaon Cebu. Samboan Cebu is derived its name from a kind of fishing method locally called as "sinamboang". And fishing is one of the major source of income in the town.

Sak-Sak Festival was taken from a palm tree which is commonly found in the town and called it "saksak". It is a plant that most likely growth with a single unbranched topped and fanlike or feather leaves. Last year Sak-Sak Festival was a pre lunch of promotion in awareness and develop an understanding of the rich culture and arts of Samboan Cebu. Sak-Sak provides the richness in dancing, uses of saksak, foods,great economic importance and ornamental use in the people of Samboanon.

There are 10 Contingents of different local tribes who will be competing the Street Dancing and Grand showdown. Each tribe will show their best of dances and how Sak-Sak is popular in Samboan Cebu through dance steps and movements. Tribu Magsasakol, Ag ag, Tinumpi, Palagsing, Pawod, Amakan Kinugay and other local tribes.

September 28, 29 and 30 will be the Agro Fair at the St. Michael Parish Grounds, Septemeber 29 Civic Parade at 10 am, Procession at 5pm and Sak-Sak Festival Queen 2009. September 30 Mass with Cardinal Vidal 10:30 am followed by "The Grand Showdown and Street Dancing of SAK=SAK Festival 2009"

Mag SAK-SAK nata sa Samboan!!!


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