San Fabian Founding Anniversary

San Fabian Founding Anniversary is observed in San Fabian, Pangasinan, Philippines every March 21. It is a celebration that reminisces to the time when the town was organized by the Spaniards in 1717. The date is a special non-working holiday by virtue of Republic Act No. 11132 that was approved by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on November 9, 2018.

History of San Fabian

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the town was called Angio, a word that means a tree of the bitter fruit. Christianity was introduced to the natives by the Dominican missionaries during the colonial era and they organized the town in 18th century through a petition sent to the Royal Audiencia, which issued a decree for its creation on March 21, 1717. This is the date on which the founding anniversary every year is based.

It was renamed San Fabian upon its founding after the Roman Catholic saint and pontiff who was the head of the church for thirteen years during the reign of Roman Emperor Dictus. The center of the pueblo and the seat of the government is located in Barangay Angio. For its deep roots in Catholicism, the town also holds the yearly feast of its patron in Darayat Festival every January.

How to reach San Fabian, Pangasinan

Pangasinan can be reached via air and land-based trips. The nearest airport is Clark International Airport, which is about 100 kilometers away. Buses and vans are available to travel to the city.


San Fabian Founding Anniversary Summary

NameSan Fabian Founding Anniversary
CelebrationFounding anniversary
DateMarch 21
LocationSan Fabian, Pangasinan
OrganizerMunicipal Government of San Fabian