Frenzied cheers from the crowd filled the air as dancers clad in colorful costumes moved gracefully to rhythmic festival beats in this year's Pasaka Festival in Tanauan, Leyte.
Seven teams representing various schools showcased their history and culture through festival presentations in the town plaza Sunday morning.
Some came in crab and sea turtle costumes highlighting their town's rich marine resources. Some also danced as they weave to showcase their banig industry.
"Better harvest, better livelihood, better life." Mayor Pelagio Tecson said.
Tecson added that the festival also ...
The Pasaka Festival of Tanauan town, reigning Kasadyaan Pintados Festival champion, is this year's bet of the Province of Leyte to the Aliwan Festival, the much awaited annual nationwide street dancing competition which showcases the country's best of the best festival street dancers from all over the Philippines.
Mayor Roque Tiu informed that the Pasaka Festival featuring the students from the Tanauan National High School, is all set for the Aliwan Festival. Observing the dress rehearsal which was conducted on Sunday, April 18, Mayor Tiu said the group is indeed in high spirits and is read ...
Pasaka means hope for progress, health, and luck for the coming year. The Pasaka Festival, which actually starts on August 1st and culminates on August 15th (Assumption day, the day the Virgin Mary, the town's patron Saint, was said to go to heaven).
This colorful festivity is seen as another opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Tanauan, Leyte, where Tinikling, the national dance of the Philippines, is said to have originated.
People from all over the world come to join this popular festival in Tanauan, Philippines and everyone is welcomed by the locals into their own ho ...
Pasaka is a yearly festival that celebrates Tanauanon's rich town history through a display of extravagant and colorful parade of indigenous costumes and street dancing to depict the town's livelihood, culture and origins.
"Pasaka" is derived from one the vernacular languages of Leyte, Philippines, Waray-waray, which means invitation to progress, health, and luck for the inhabitants for the coming year.
It is usually held every August 14 of the year as the main attraction of the Tanauan, Leyte's Town Fiesta. A must-see Pasaka dance-drama competition is usually held before or after the s ...