The Sandugo Festival is an annual celebration every July here in the island of Bohol. In addition the biggest activities are the Miss Bohol Sandugo Beauty Pageant and Sandugo Street Dancing Competition. Usually held on the 3rd and 4th day of Sunday of July in Tagbilaran City.

Sandugo Festival in Tagbilaran, Bohol – Philippines

Sandugo Festival 2011 in Tagbilaran

Sandugo Festival 2011 in Tagbilaran

Aside from that, the government organized some various competitions which is usually held every night at the Tagbilaran port. Moreover there are also product showcase, concert, fireworks display and their more tournaments to be held.

Street Dancing Sandugo Tagbilaran

Street Dancing – Sandugo Tagbilaran

Hundreds of people around the Philippines they come at this time to attend the biggest event in Bohol. Almost one month long celebration from July 1-31. This is also a featured event for tourists. The Street dancing is very colourful, gracefully moves. Creative costumes and participated by all schools in Tagbilaran. All Local government Unit or (LGU)’s sector and other provinces.

Sandugo Festival Street dancing

Street dancing

Blood Compact – Sandugo Festival in Bohol

Apart from this celebration, this festival is an historical part of Bohol Island – Philippines. In the 16th century on March 16, 1565, this is the time that Bohol leader Datu Sikatuna and a Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi symbolize a Treaty Friendship through a blood compact or “sandugo”.

Sandugo Bohol Blood Compact

Blood Compact – Sandugo Bohol

More news online on their official Homepage: Bohol Sandugo-Festival

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