Thursday, February 3, 2011

Binmaley Sigay Festival 2011

Binmaley celebrated it first-ever Sigay Festival which was held from January 26 to February 2, 2011.  The week-long festival is also a fitting commemoration of the town's 421st founding anniversary. It is also launching pad for the town to be recognized as the "Seafood Capital of the North" as envisioned by Binmaley Mayor Lorenzo M. Cerezo.

The word sigay, in the Pangasinan language, broadly translates to harvest, or a time to gather the rich yields of the farm, the sea, the ponds and the rivers. It also relates to a contraction of the words silew meaning light and gayaga meaning merriment.

Photos by Jojo Ri├▒oza. 

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