Sinanggiyaw Festival is a cultural, harvest, and religious festival in the municipality of Dumanjug, Cebu, Philippines every October 4. It is a an expression of thanksgiving for bountiful harvest and its schedule coincides with the fiesta of St. Francis of Asisi, the patron saint of the town.
It is one of the fests that participates in the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo.
What is Sinanggiyaw Festival?
Sinanggiyaw is a combination of two Cebuano words: sinanggi (harvest) and sayaw (dance).
The fest features three aspects of the farming culture and life of the town, from planting of the crops and harvesting of the fruits of the labors of farmers to celebrating held in gratitude for a bountiful harvest.
Devotion to St. Francis of Asisi
The church in Dumanjug was a visita of the parish in Barili. Its status was elevated when it became a parish on March 28, 1854.
It is thought that the building of the stone church also began the year it was declared a parish. Built within the term of Bishop Romualdo Jimeno, it was completed ten years later during the time of Filipino secular priests Fr. Matias Cabrera and Fr. Doroteo Godinez.
Sources also claim that the Catholic folks of Dumanjug had held the annual fiesta since the colonial times.
How to reach Dumanjug, Cebu
From Mactan International Airport of Lapu-lapu City or sea ports of Cebu City, take a ride to South Bus Terminal. Then you can take a bus to the town of Dumanjug.
- Sinanggiyaw Festival. Municipal Government of Dumanjug. Retrieved October 17, 2023
- Alejandro Roces. Rice Festivals. The Philippine Star. April 5, 2008. Retrieved October 17, 2023
- Kathleen de Villa. This Week’s Festivals: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2018. Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 30, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2023
- Parish Church. Municipal Government of Dumanjug. Retrieved October 17, 2023