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Niyogyugan 2016 Festival in Lucena City, Quezon Province.
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NIYOGYUGAN Festival, is a celebration of the tree of life (Coconut Tree). The Niyogyugan, which came from the words "niyog" and "yugyog" (to move to a beat).
It aims to showcase the tree of life which has been the main source of income for most of Quezonians in the early part of the century. It also aims to "shake" the industry by featuring the culture, the traditions, the values, everything that depicts the tree of life and how it affects the life of a typical Quezonian.
August was a month when the world was shaken by tragedies and misfortunes: harrowing earthquakes that devastated Italy and Myanmar, and an all-time low for global gold-stocks relationships, to name some.
In southern Luzon, a different kind of wave was shaking Quezon Province??"one of merry beats, vibrant sights and blithe spirits.
The Niyogyugan Festival 2016, held from August 15 to 27 in Lucena, was what locals deemed the festival of all festivals. According to Provincial Administrator Romulo Edaño Jr., the annual festival takes root from Quezon's ancestors and mirrors the province's ...
Relatively still in its infancy stage, Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival was launched only in 2012 with the aim of promoting the main agricultural product of the province which is the coconut. However, it has evolved to one of the must experience and must see festivals in the Philippines in only a few years.
The name Niyogyugan came from the words niyog which is the Filipino word for coconut and yugyog which means to shake, move, or dance.
Held in and around the Quezon Capitol Compound in Lucena City every August 18-27, Niyogyugan Festival is dubbed "Quezon's Grand Festival" for it covers the ...
Experience the Niyogyugan Festival 2016 of Alabat, Quezon, Philippines.
Niyogyugan Festival in Quezon Province held the first AGRI-TOURISM Trade Fair featuring booths adorned by agricultural produce and products from different municipalities here in Quezon. "Niyogyugan festival" set on August 15-23 in this city.
NIYOGYUGAN Festival, the celebration of the tree of life, and the very first provincial festival, was conceptualized by former Congresswoman Aleta Suarez and there will be 3 inter-related events competitions namely: Float, Dance, and Festival Queen.
NIYOGYUGAN Festival activity (Aug. 15); opening of agri-tourism exposition at Perez park, Lucena City ...
The success of the yearly Niyogyugan Festival in Quezon province no longer surprises its creator.
"When I conceptualized the province-wide coconut festival five years ago, I believed in its great potentials not only as a tourist attraction but also as an event that could unify Quezonians," said former Quezon Rep. Aleta Suarez.
She was proven right. The "niyogyugan" event in one of the major coconut-producing provinces in the country has become a major crowd-drawer that attracts not only local but international tourists as well.
Alberto Bay Jr., provincial tourism officer, said that si ...