Niyogyugan Festival

Lucena City, Quezon

Niyogyugan Festival is celebrated every 12th to 19th of August located in Lucena City, Quezon. Niyogyugan is a portmanteau derived from the word niyog (coconut) and yugyog (to move to a beat). The highlights of festival was giving thanks for the blessings they receive from the coconut, a major source of livelihood in the province.

Niyogyugan Festival News

  • Niyogyugan Festival Promotes Quezons Coco Products

    The province of Quezon is optimistic the annual celebration of the Niyogyugan festival would boost the provinces coconut industry.

    Acting head of the Quezon Tourism Office Alberto Bay Jr. told The STAR the Niyogyugan festival allows the municipalities of Quezon to promote and get feedback on the coconut-based products they offer.

    The Niyogyugan festival is an annual celebration where participating municipalities from Quezon province showcase their talent, creativity through various competitions.

    Part of the two-week festival is the trade booth exhibit, where municipalities sell their ...

  • Quezon Festival Offers Lifeline To Coconut Farmers

    Quezon Festival Offers Lifeline To Coconut Farmers

    Faced with the uncertainty of the future of the countrys coconut industry, farmers and local officials in Quezon province have joined hands to develop other products from the tree of life to sustain the economy of coconut-growing communities.

    As we exert efforts to revitalize and diversify the local coconut industry, were also helping our farmers shift their focus away from just producing copra to learning alternative livelihoods by making coconut byproducts and other [items] for the local and international markets, Gov. David Suarez said.

    New products often lose out to competition from ...

  • Showcasing Quezons Best

    Showcasing Quezons Best

    More than 500,000 people gathered at the Quezon provincial capital of Lucena City to celebrate this years Niyogyugan festival, which features the talents and creativity of the municipalities of the province and highlights the provinces main produce the coconut.

    Niyogyugan is an interplay of the words niyog (coconut) and yugyog (to move to a beat).

    It is a weeklong agri-tourism spectacle featuring massive display of various products derived from the coconut as well as other farm and sea produce from the provinces two cities and 39 municipalities, turning the capitol grounds into a mega-ag ...

  • Quezon King Of Coconuts Queen Of Farm Festivals

    Quezon King Of Coconuts Queen Of Farm Festivals

    In 013 Supertyphoon Yolanda destroyed around 44 million coconut trees throughout the country, putting the livelihoods of more than two million Filipino farmers in jeopardy. The disaster caused the Philippines to skid from number one to number two as the worlds biggest coconut-producing country.

    Thank God most coconut trees in the southern Philippine province of Quezon were spared. Today the province is poised to reclaim the countrys top global ranking and is bidding to be one of Calabarzons most visited places for its natural beauty, historical significance and unique agro-tourism attractio ...

  • Niyogyugan Festival Ushers In Xmas Season In Quezon

    Niyogyugan Festival Ushers In Xmas Season In Quezon

    Some P15 million in profit were earned by exhibitors from sales of coconut-based products in the recent Niyogyugan Festival in Lucena, Quezon.

    In a news statement, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said over 500,000 guests participated in the unique coconut festival, which is also aimed at ushering the Christmas season. The Niyogyugan Festival 2017 ran for a week from August 19, the birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon Sr., president of the Commonwealth Philippines.

    The agritourism festival featured diverse coconut products, as well as other farm and sea produce from the provinces two cit ...

  • Niyogyugan Festival?Celebrates Quezons Premier Crop

    Niyogyugan Festival?Celebrates Quezons Premier Crop

    During the month of August since 2011, Quezonians from the 39 municipalities and the two cities of Quezon province celebrate what the province now describes as the mother of all festivals, the Niyogyugan Festival.

    This year the festival was celebrated from August 14 to 27.

    We would like to promote our coconut industry, which our province is known for, being the top coconut-producing province in the country. I thought of having a festival to celebrate the coconut tree and its by-products, an event that would showcase the benefits of what is called our tree of life, said former Rep. Aleta ...