Hinugyaw Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

It’s January once again! A time of festivities and colorful festivals! But this isn’t Sinulog in Cebu, nor Dinagyang in Iloilo, not even Ati-atihan in Aklan, but this is HINUGYAW FESTIVAL, a festival as equally colorful and vibrant!

Hinugyaw festival is a week long celebration of the Foundation Anniversary of Koronadal City, the center of the Province of South Cotabato (my home province). Hinugyaw is a colorful merry-making depicting the evolution of the distinct cultures of B’laans, Maguindanao, and Christians into a singular wave of rhythm as a tribute to the creator, and in celebration of the spirit that Koronadal is known for dynamic and persistent in its bound for sustainable development. (from Koronadal Hinugyaw Festival Website)

The festival icon is the cogon grass. Etymologically speaking, Koronadal is believed to have been derived from two B’laan words “kolon” and “nadal” meaning, a plain of cogon grass. Koronadal has been the home of speedy and sustainable development which sprouted naturally like cogon grass.

Now on the 13th year, Hinugyaw Festival is set on January 4-10, 2013. The week long celebration will once again showcase the fusion of diverse cultures present in the City of Koronadal. Major events includes the Drumline Competition, the search for Lakambini ng Koronadal 2013 and the much anticipated Piyesta Korona (Korona Festival) – a mix of street dancing, mardi gras and float competitions. Check out below the list of major events and schedule of activities for the upcoming Hinugyaw Festival 2013.

See this year’s schedule of activities:

Hinugyaw Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

January 4, 2013
Peter B. Miguel Cup – Basketball
7 am, Freedom Park

Unveiling & Wreath Laying of Historical Marker for 17 Martyrs
8:30 am, Koronadal Central Elementary School – 1

Veteran’s Exhibit
3 pm, City Hall Ground

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

January 5
Koronadal Marathon/ Fun Run
4 am, Assembly Area: City Hall Grounds

Siok Extreme Eco Adventure
4:30 am, Assembly/Registration: City Hall Lobby

Peter B. Miguel Tennis Tournament
7 am, SMRAA Tennis Court

Motocross
8 am, back of the City Hall

Coca- Cola Night
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

Lakambini ng Koronadal
7 pm, South Cotabato Gym & Cultural Center

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

January 6
Golf Tournament
7 am, Paraiso Golf Course

SIKAD Koronadal
9 am, Assembly Area: City Hall Grounds

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

January 7
Celebrity Comedian Night
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

January 8
Farmers Festival
6:30 am, City Hall Grounds

Celebrity Night
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

January 9
Paramotors Exhibition
9 am, City Hall Grounds

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

January 10
Kapehan & Mass Sponsorship
5:30 am, Christ the King Cathedral

Drumline Competition
6 am, South Cotabato Sports Complex

Korona Festival/ Piyesta Korona
6 pm, Gensan Drive

Kasadyahan sa Dalan & Nightly Bands
7 pm, City Hall Grounds

Colors, Lights, Sounds and Shadows filled the streets during the 2010 Hinugyaw Festival in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. Photo from Flickr

Colors, Lights, Sounds and Shadows filled the streets during the 2010 Hinugyaw Festival in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. Photo from Flickr

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