Negros Occidental

Marang Yagangyang Festival

Marang Yagangyang Festival is a fruit festival in the village of Colonia Divina, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines every first of September. It is a fest in thanksgiving for plentiful harvest of marang (Artocarpus odoratissimus), a tropical fruit that the village produces.

Marang is a fruit that is indigenous to the Philippines. It is has considerably less strong scent and smaller in size compared to durian, which is a relative together with jackfruit. It has a sweet, delicious taste profile.

The barangay has 3,000 hectares of land planted with 100,000 fruit-bearing trees. They are farmed alongside other crops such as rice, banana, and pineapple. The fruits are sold in the city, nearby towns like Escalante, or even transported to as far as the city of Bacolod and Iloilo.

It was first held on September 1, 2016 as a way to promote tourism of the barangay and to provide a source of income for residents every ‘lean’ season of the year. Its schedule was chosen as the months of August and September are the peak harvest season of the fruit.

Its name was coined as a result of the meeting with the officials of the barangay, city of Sagay, provincial government, and three schools of the village (La On Elementary School, Hamtikon Elementary School, and Colonia Divina Integrated School) on August 22, 2016.

The highlight of the fest was the fair where local products made from marang are showcased. These are pie, jam, ice cream, chocolates, etc. An eat-all-you-can event was also held.

How to reach Colonia Divina, Sagay City, Negros Occidental? You can get on a plane to Bacolod City. From there, it is about 71 kilometers away in an hour and a half trip.


Marang Yagangyang Festival Summary

NameMarang Yagangyang Festival
Contact0950 575 6887
DateSeptember 1