Life's a Fiesta!
This couldn't be more true for us Boholanos. Fiestas happen all year round in just about every barangay, town, and city across the Philippine archipelago. But in Bohol, May is the famed "Fiesta Season," as all throughout the month, somewhere on the island is celebrating a fiesta.
As a kick-starter, the Provincial Capital,Tagbilaran City, celebrates its Fiesta on May 1st, in honor of its patron saint, St. Joseph the Worker. Spearheaded by the City Government, this fiesta has been turned into a much-anticipated Festival in the city, dubbed as "SAULOG, TAGBILARAN."
Saulog Tagbilaran now runs on its 4th Year, and was officially opened last March 16, 2017, which signaled more than a month's-long festivities as a precursor to the Pontifical Mass and Grand Street Dancing Competition paying homage to St. Joseph. These activities are a sure-fire way of revitalizing the touristic value of Tagbilaran City as a cultural destination in Bohol, as it showcases the vigor, gratitude and faith of Tagbilaranons.
Schedule of Activities
March 16 Saulog 2017 Grand Launching (Island City Mall Activity Center)
March 18 to 19 Dragon Boat Race (K of C, Poblacion 2)
April 16 to 17 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament 2017 (CPG Sports Complex)
April 21 Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2017 Talent Night (Bohol Cultural Center)
April 22 to 30 Novena Masses in Honor of St. Joseph the Worker (Cathedral)
April 22 City Gov't of Tagbilaran Night/DepEd Tagbilaran City Schools Division Night
April 23 Saulog Tagbilaran Color Fun Run (Galleria Luisa)
April 24 Saulog 2017 Fashion Week Culminating Activity (Tagbilaran City Hall Atrium)
April 24 to 29 Saulog Tennis Tournament (CPG Sports Complex Tennis Courts)
April 25 Kumbira sa Tagbilaran 2017 (Central Public Market Compound)
April 26 Saulog 2017 Festival King & Queen Competition (Bohol Cultural Center)
April 28 - Mutya sa Tagbilaran Pageant and Coronation Night (BWS Gymnasium)
April 29 - St. Joseph the Worker Fluvial Procession (Sitio Ubos, Poblacion 2)
April 29 - Saulog Tagbilaran Amity Street Party (Plaza Rizal)
April 30 - Globe Night (Tagbilaran City Square)
May 1 - Saulog Tagbilaran Festival Street Dancing Competition (CPG Sports Complex)
May 1 - Saulog Tagbilaran 2017 Photo Contest
May 6-11 - Saulog Tagbilaran Visual Arts and Photo Exhibits