Darohanon Festival 2019

Street Dancing & Showdown – Dumaguete City

Dumaguete City - Darohanon Festival 2019

The celebration of the Darohanon Festival 2019 marks its fourth annual festivity in Dumaguete City. The Barangay of Daro celebrates this festival as a thanksgiving to their patron saint, Sto. Niño. They also celebrate this in accordance with their famous clay pots.

History of Darohanon Festival

In the olden days, a small village was known for their fields. Every day, farmers would plow the soil. The term daro is the Visayan dialect for plow. Hence, the name of the village. Aside from the abundance of farming, the area is known as well for the clay pots and clay jars. As a thanksgiving tradition for the skills and trademark of pottery in the area the Darohanon Festival was created.

Darohanon Festival 2019 – Street Dancing & Showdown

The Darohanon Festival 2019 street dancing was held on May 11, 2019 around three o’clock in the afternoon along the highway streets of Dumaguete City. Six groups with their own unique twist to the clay pot festival joined on this year’s festivities. Hundreds of people watched the colorful festival with glee. The beating of the drums made everyone on the sidewalk dance.

After the street dancing, the showdown competition was held. A short prayer was made then the singing of the national anthem. After then..it was showdown time! Did you miss the evenet? Watch the Darohanon Festival 2019 video below?

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