Ibon-Ebon Festival is an annual festival held in Candaba, Pampanga. Also known as the Birds and Eggs Festival, as "Ibon" means birds while "ebon" means eggs. It is celebrated in honor of the local patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino. The feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino has been believed to be in connection with the migration of tarat to Candaba.
Ibon-Ebon Festival News
The iconic Ibon-Ebon Festival might make its much-awaited comeback this year after almost five years of hiatus, said Mayor Danilo Baylon.
In an exclusive interview with SunStar Pampanga, Baylon noted the high possibility that the birds and eggs festival will take the center stage again in mid-February this year, just in time for the expected arrival of migratory birds.
Baylon said that 2018 might be the perfect year to re-launch the famous homegrown festival to act as major promotion activity for Candabas products.
He stressed that after the avian influenza hit parts of Pampanga last ...
Young people in feathered costumes flapped their wings as if in flight as they mimicked the movement of birds to signal the revival of a homegrown event celebrating the presence of migratory fowls and agricultural economy of this natural flood-drain town.
The Ibon-Ebon (Birds-Eggs) Festival is finally returning in February 2017.
"We worked for the revival of the festival because we get many tourists who come for birdwatching. More buyers of duck eggs, fish, vegetables, melons and rice come to Candaba. The festival promotes our town," said Reineer Catacutan, a leader of Anac Ning Candaba ...
Mayor Danilo Baylon has vowed to support the revival of the annual Ibon-Ebon Festival, together with former Mayor Jerry Pelayo, who initiated the event during his stint as this town's chief executive.
Baylon announced during the grand eyeball of the members of Anak ng Candaba (ANC), a non-governmental organization that want to be of help to the town.
In fact, the Ibon-Ebon Icon was unveiled at the boundary of the town in Pansol, Barangay Pasig, and the town of Santa Ana.
It can be recalled that, during the term of former Mayor Rene Maglanque, the festival's budget was scrapped.
Ibon-Ebon Festival (literally means 'bird - egg') features the municipality of Candaba as the home of thousands of migratory birds from different parts of the globe.
How to get there:
Visitors can travel easily from Manila to Pampanga through an hour bus trip to exit at San Fernando, Pampanga Php80.00, and from there take the jeepney ride straight to Candaba for Php27.00 per head.
If you are traveling by car, just head to the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) and take the Candaba Viaduct exit. The trip is perfect for visitors who opts for a day travel. If you plan to stay overnight, there ...
One of the biggest events in the Philippines, Candaba, Pampanga celebrates Ibon-Ebon Festival during February 1-2. Foreign and local guests are encouraged to take part in witnessing the grand celebration. Known government officials both local and national also joins the annual festivity. Held in honor of the local patron saint, San Nicolas de Tolentino, the local government and the people of Candaba aim to boost food production, and promote eco-tourism. The feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino has been believed to be in connection with the migration of tarat (bird specie known as the Brown Shrike ...
Ibon Ebon Festival was celebrated every year, in the month of February in Candaba, Pampanga. Ibon means "bird" and Ebon means "Egg". This festival makes the town a favorite destination for tourist and bird lovers from all over the world. It was started on February 1 and 2 in the year 1998.
The festival participated of different schools in Candaba and for those who want to join the events. The events include harvest fest, trade fair and tiangge, jamming with "Ibon" dancers, grand street dancing parade and dragon boat race.
The wetlands of Candaba Swamp in Pampanga is known as a sanctuary ...