Saulog street dancing competition back after 3 years
TAGBILARAN CITY — The Saulog street dancing competition here is back after three years of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Saulog Festival in Tagbilaran City is an annual cultural affair in honor of St. Joseph the Worker.
The festival got its inspiration from the local word “saulog,”which means to celebrate.
Its main highlight will be held on Sunday, April 30.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap said that like any other cultural festival, the street dancing with 15 contingents from different villages is probably the most exciting part of the celebration.
“Saulog Tagbilaran is an opportunity for us to showcase our traditions, our music, our food, and our art, and to share them with the world,” she said.
“Now that we are back on face-to-face activities, this is our avenue to promote the tourism industry of Bohol and our beloved city of Tagbilaran,” she added.
Yap said that to date the tourism industry in Tagbilaran was already “nearing full recovery.”
This year’s celebration has been packed with activities and significant events, including Mutya sa Tagbilaran and the Maoy sa Mayo Saulog Concert on May 1.
Other activities include the Tagbo saTagbi/Kumbira sa Tagbilaran (Food Fair) and Saulog Nightly Activities on April 15 to May 7, 2023; and the Saulog Fluvial Parade on April 29, 2023.
Tagbilaran’s fiesta on May 1 is the opening salvo of the month-long merrymaking in Bohol province, where a fiesta is held every day in its different towns, down to the last barangay. One can practically go around the province without money and eat for free.