Niyogyugan Festival 2016: Cultural Adventure

Relatively still in its infancy stage, Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival was launched only in 2012 with the aim of promoting the main agricultural product of the province which is the coconut. However, it has evolved into one of the must-experience and must-see festivals in the Philippines is only a few years. 

Niyogyugan Festival 2016

Niyogyugan Festival details

Niyogyugan Festival - Lucena City, Quezon

The name niyogyugan came from the words niyog which is the Filipino word for coconut and yugyog which means to shake, move, or dance.

Schedule of activities for Niyogyugan Festival 2016

Held in and around the Quezon Capitol Compound in Lucena City every August 18-27, Niyogyugan Festival is dubbed "Quezon's Grand Festival" for it covers the 39 municipalities and 2 cities of the province. These municipalities and cities compete with each other by means of the dance, float, and booth competitions. They also have beautiful delegates competing for the title and crown of Binibining Niyogyugan.

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As for the visitors, different activities are also lined up to educate them about the coconut products of the province. They could also visit and take photos of the different booths and avail themselves of the unique products from the said booths. 

One scene during the Binibining Niyogyugan

Congrats #12 Candelaria for winning the Bb. Niyogyugan 2016

I was lucky enough to be invited by the Quezon Tourism Office to cover and experience the Niyogyugan Festival 2016. Sadly, due to conflicts with my schedule, I missed the Karosa ng Niyog Float Competition and Sayaw ng Niyog Dance Competition.

I was lucky, on the other hand, to be able to fully cover the booths and the Bb. Niyogyugan 2016 beauty pageant. 

Here's the complete list of booths during the Niyogyugan Festival 2016:

1 - Mauban

2 - Perez

3 - Lopez

4 - General Luna

5 - General Nakar

6 - Buenavista

7 - Alabat

8 - Lucena City

9 - Mulanay

10 - San Andres

11 - San Francisco

12 - Polillo

13 - Real

14 - Atimonan

15- Pitogo

16 - Padre Burgos

17 - Pagbilao

18 - Panukulan

19 - Lucban

20 - Tiaong

21 - Burdeos

22 - Calauag

23 - Catanauan

24 - Infanta

25 - Macalelon

26 - Sariaya

27 - Unisan

28 - Sampaloc

29 - Quezon

30 - Gumaca

31 - Patnanugan

32 - Dolores

33 - Jomalig

34 - Tagkawayan

35 - Plaridel

36 - Agdangan

37 - Tayabas

38 - Guinayangan

39 - San Antonio

Overall, I would surely come back next year to see how the next Niyogyugan Festival would outdo this year's festival. Congrats to Quezon province for a very memorable festival this year!

Thank you to Quezon Tourism Office for inviting me to experience the Niyogyugan Festival 2016!

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