"HALA" - Haladaya Festival 2010

August 26, 2010

Despite from political problem between the provincial governor of cebu and the mayor of daanbatayan cebu, Daanbantayanons continue staging its 7th Haladaya Festival this coming August 30, 2010 (Monday), this is the annual celebrations of taga Daanbantayan in honor of St. Rose de Lima, town's patron saint.

Daanbantayan or old name - Kandaya - refers to the old watchtower which was located at Barangay Tapilon. The watchtower was built to defend the area from foreign invaders and muslim marauders.

One of the highlights of the festival are the search for Haladaya Festival Queen and King 2010, talent competition, street dancing and the ritual showdown.

Photo from cebu.gov.ph

Contingents from different high school and elementary level will showcasing the ritual dance inspired by "Haladaya - Halad Kang Datu Daya" which depict the heroism of a Malayan settler - Datu Daya for protecting the daanbantayanons from muslim marauders and moro pirates and also the celebration of victory of life and good harvest of the town.


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