Lingaw Sadya Festival

Lingaw Sadya Festival is a cultural and religious festival in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines every October 4. It is held in conjunction with the feast of St. Francis of Asisi, its patron saint.

It is one of the cultural festivals that participate in Pasigarbo sa Sugbo.


The name of the fest is a combination of lingaw, which means enjoy, and sadya, which means jolly or energetic. It reflects the character of the people of Balamban who are known to be resilient and hopeful amidst trials, difficulties, hardship, and challenges.

Devotion to St. Francis of Asisi

The parish of St. Francis of Asisi in Balamban was established in 1857. A lay faithful by the name of Juan Redulla donated the property where a chapel was built. The location of the old chapel corresponds to the altar of the present-day Catholic stone church.

How to reach Balamban, Cebu

From Mactan International Airport in Lapu-lapu City or one of the sea ports in Cebu City, take a ride to South Bus Terminal. There, you can take a bus to Balamban.

Alternatively, vans bound to Balamban are available at Ayala Cebu.


Lingaw Sadya Festival Summary

NameLingaw Sadya Festival
CelebrationCulture, Religion
Contact(032) 254 2171
DateOctober 4
LocationBalamban, Cebu
OrganizerMunicipal Government of Balamban
PatronSt. Francis of Asisi
ReligionRoman Catholic