All Set For Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival 2016

Now on its 32nd year, the Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival with the theme, "Manajaw ta! Ang kalooy sa Dios maangkon ta," will take center stage on Friday, September 9, this city.

This year's Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival will start with a thanksgiving mass at 9:00 A.M. at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral, then a street dancing at 2:00 P.M. from the city boulevard up to the Provincial Sports Complex simultaneous with the Drum and Lyre Competition (2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.) followed by the Dance Showdown Competition and announcement of winners.

Seven contingents have confirmed their participation, they are: Municipality of Cantilan; Lumad Carrascalanon Folkloric Ensemble, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur; Kapatagan National High School of Kapatagan Laak, Compostela Valley; Canlanipa Central Elementary School and Canlanipa Barangay Council; Lumad Poctoyanon in cooperation with W.D. Rafols Memorial National High School and J.R Clavero Memorial Elementary School; Lumad Capalaynon of Capalayan National High School; and Saint Paul University-Surigao City.

The competition is part of the city's annual fiesta celebration on September 10 in honour of patron Saint Nicolas de Tolentino, sponsored by the city government, provincial government of Surigao del Norte and the Surigao City Tourism Council.

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