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THIS WEEK’S FESTIVALS: Jan. 13 – 19, 2019

/ 05:16 AM January 13, 2019

Jan. 13 to 15: Coconut Festival

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A thanksgiving celebration for the coconut industry at San Pablo City in Laguna province.

One of the highlights of the festival is the float parade, in which the competing floats are decked with coconut  materials.

Other activities, which coincide with the feast day of the city’s patron, St. Paul, include a street concert, beauty pageant and trade fair.

Jan. 13 to 21: Talong Festival

The town of Villasis in Pangasinan province promotes its main agricultural product, eggplant (or “talong”). Villasis produces the violet hybrid eggplant variety year-round.

Among the festivities are “balikbayan” night, senior citizens’ night, Zumba sessions and parade.

Jan. 16 to 20: Kaisa Festival

Residents of Tarlac City in Tarlac province pay homage to the city’s patron, St. Sebastian.

Now on its third year, the weeklong festival showcases the province’s culture in the street dancing, float parade and music festival.

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Other activities include a job and trade fair and a Mass.

Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research

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