Feria de Candon: Floats brighten city’s homage to 1892 trade fair
CANDON CITY — The country’s festivals were featured in a glowing parade on Saturday when 21 Ilocos Sur towns depicted them in the city’s annual electric float parade.
The Santa Cruz town entry was highlighted by a huge drum, surrounded by statuettes of the Sto. Niño and the Señorita Feria de Candon that glowed as the float crawled downtown Candon.
A representation of the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City, it won the top prize in the 13th Feria de Candon celebration.
Feria de Candon commemorates the first exposition held in 1892, the first trade exhibit put up in the Ilocos region.
The Galimuyod town float won third place for depicting the Bailes de Luces Festival of La Castellana town in Negros Occidental province. —Leoncio Balbin Jr. / Contributor
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