Papaya Festival celebrates papaya, the crop that the municipality of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija is known for. It is held in August.
Papaya Festival was launched in August 2014 within the term of then Mayor Virgilio A. Bote (honorary chairman of the fest) and Vice Mayor Ferdinand P. Bote (chairman). Its guest of honor was Governor Aurelio M. Umali. It was a two-day affair from August 29 to August 30.
The municipality of General Tinio produces 20 tons of papaya daily according to a report in 2014. The trees are planted in 140 hectares of fertile land.
Activies included Gandang Papaya (a beauty pageant), cook fest, street dance, cultural shows, talent competitions, etc.
- General Tinio, Nueva Ecija celebrates Papaya Festival | Unang Hirit. GMA Public Affairs. August 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2022
- About General Tinio. Municipal Government of Trinio. Retrieved December 29, 2022
Papaya Festival Summary
Name Papaya Festival Celebration Fruit, Papaya Country Philippines Date August 30 Duration 2 days Established 2014 Facebook www.facebook.com Founder Virgilio A. Bote, Fernando Bote Location General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Organizer Municipal Government of General Tinio Website www.generaltinio.gov.ph
|Founder||Virgilio A. Bote, Fernando Bote|
|Location||General Tinio, Nueva Ecija|
|Organizer||Municipal Government of General Tinio|