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
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.
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.
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”.