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Buglasan Festival 2021 – VIRTUAL EVENTS

Negros Oriental will be celebrating the annual Buglasan Festival 2021 in a series of 32 events from October 15-24. These events are set for virtual or live production that can still be enjoyed by people all over the province and the world in the safety of their home. This year’s Buglasan marks the 40th celebration with the theme “Negros Oriental: Emerging Opportunities Amidst Life Challenges.”  Check out Visit Negros Oriental FB Page for updates.

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Buglasan Festival

Known as The Festival of Festivals, Buglasan Festival is considered one of the grandest celebration during the whole year here in Negros Oriental. The celebration is the first of its kind here in the Philippines. Municipalities and cities from all over Negros Oriental come to Dumaguete City to celebrate together and compete against each other in different events during the month of October. This one and a half week-long celebration of camaraderie and culture based generosity is what brings the people of Negros Oriental together as a one happy Negrense family.

There is lots to see and do during the Buglasan Festival. Freedom Park, being the central festival area of the celebration, is packed every night with live bands in one corner of the park, food booths in the others, grand competitions in the big stage and variety shows in the smaller stage. However, the whole city is in Festival-mood and one should not miss a visit to Sidlakan Village and join the Negrense family during the fireworks competition with live bands and many other events at Rizal Boulevard.

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Buglasan Festival 2021 – Calendar of Events

Buglasan Festival 2021 will be celebrated from October 15-24, 2021 with more than 30 events. Click here to see calendar of events.


Some of the highlights of this event is of course the Buglasan Festival Showdown and Street-Dancing competition and the search for the Festival King and Queen. Other events are as exciting as the rest, just like the Rondalla competition, traditional Filipino dancing, and the Balak and Balitaw competition. The festivity concludes with a two night Fireworks Display and Competition where locals and guests just share relaxing nights along the Rizal Boulevard.

After the events…

Even after a few days of the week-long celebration, native and cultural products are still being exhibited and sold in every corner of the Freedom Park. Souvenirs will surely not be hard to find during Buglasan Festival, on the other hand, great fun and memories are the real souvenirs one cannot buy yet bring and even share to the world.

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