Released on: August 16, 2010, 6:16 am
Author: Lek Boonlert
Industry: Food & Beverage
The Filipino island of Cebu sees a feast of celebrations to pay respect to the island’s patron saint, reports DirectRooms.com
The Halad Festival is an annual event that sees worshippers paying respect to Saint Teresa of Avila in the form of a feast to the prominent Spanish nun.
Visitors to the Philippines looking to watch the festivities should head to Talisay City, which is named after the Mantalisay tree that grows throughout the area. On Friday 15th October 2010 the city will play host to a continuous street procession featuring local residents and artists.
The streets will be lined with a series of colourful displays including traditional dances and music, all performed in a variety of cultural costumes.
One of the highlights of the event will be the opportunity to sample one of the city’s most famous dishes called lechon. This is a meal of spit roasted pig served with a unique blend of herbs and spices. Talisay City claims to have the best lechon in the country and there’ll be a special competition to find out just who serves the best variety of this Filipino delicacy.
In addition to the lechon, visitors can sample a variety of other national dishes from cooking demonstrations and a large food fair that is being included as part of the feast for the celebrations.
The evening will go on to witness more performances and variety shows including the popular competition to find Ms Talisay City Tourism.
The popularity of the event with locals and overseas visitors means that people searching for a hotel Cebu could find occupancy higher than normal around the time of the event.
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