#329 Sandugo Festival

Sandugo renactment in Bohol (Wikipedia Photo)

The Sandugo Festival is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City on Bohol, Visayas, central Philippines.

This festival commemorates the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. This 16th Century peace treaty occurred on March 16, 1565 through a blood compact or “sandugo”.

The Sandugo Festival is held every July. The Tagbilaran City Charter Day on July 1 kicks-off the month-long festival with a holy mass, a motorcade and program sponsored by the city government. Among the major activities during the month is the Miss Bohol Sandugo Beauty Pageant, and the Sandugo Street Dancing Competition which is usually held on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of July, and organized by the Bohol Sandugo Foundation (Source Wikipedia).

Long live Philippine festivals!

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