Calle de Bailar 2018
Tayasan | Negros Oriental
Unlike the previous years in the municipality of Tayasan, the town fiesta celebrated the Calle de Bailar Festival 2018 instead of the Pasalamat Festival. Calle de Bailar is a Spanish phrase that translates to “Street of Dancing”. Despite the slight change in the theme and name of the festivities, the gracious town of Tayasan still held the celebration in honor to their patron saint, San Antonio de Padua.
Dalit Tayasanon 2018 – Tayasan Fiesta
Tayasan is about 100 km North of Dumaguete City. The DC-Team left Dumaguete as early as five in the morning to catch an early bus ride for the three-hour trip. Upon arriving at the joyful town, we took precautions by looking around on how the pictures and videos might look with white skies. Despite not being a perfect blue day, the show must go on! Just a few minutes after lunch the participating groups prepared themselves for the first part of the Calle de Bailar 2018 – Tayasan Festival.
Calle de Bailar 2018 – Street Dancing and Showdown
The actual Calle de Bailar 2018 street dancing took place with hundreds of people watching at the sidewalks. Being an open theme event, the groups were able to showcase a certain product that came from their humble area or purok (ex. Purok Kalubihan – Coconut or Lubi). Since Tayasan is rich in both agricultural and marine resources, there was no hassle in portraying the amazing blessings Tayasan has.
After the non-stop street dancing parade, the people gathered around the covered gymnasium of Tayasan for the next part of the celebration…the Showdown! With the loud banging of the drums, one could definitely feel both the joy and emotions in the atmosphere. A great show was made and another year of the Dalit Tayasanon 2018 – Fiesta celebration was made a success!