Niyogyugan Festival 2016 Events

Yearly Niyogyugan Festival is happening in Quezon Province. The festival aims to showcase Quezon products such as products made from coconut tree and other products from different municipalities and cities of Quezon Province. Each town has one product to offer. Promotion of agri-tourism is also one of the priorities of the said festival.

In 2011, Quezon Province held the first AGRI-TOURISM Trade Fair that featured booths with agricultural products from different municipalities in Quezon. In the year 2012, the very first provincial festival was held, it is the celebration of the tree of life (which is coconut) and called Niyogyugan Festival. Since then, the festival becomes a yearly celebration happening month of August.

For this year the theme would be “Tara na sa Quezon: Niyogyugan Festival 2016.” Niyogyugan was derived from the words niyog (coconut) and yugyug (to move to a beat). So expect jolly, lively and colorful festival with the coconut as the main theme of the celebration. It would be two long weeks celebration starting on August 15-27, 2016.

Here are some of the activities for this year Niyogyugan Festival 2016

Araw ng mga Makabagong Bayani – Blood Letting Activity, Opening of agri-tourism exposition (Perez Park, Lucena City)

Quezon Day Celebration – floral offering at Quezon Monument (Perez park), Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan Awards Day (Queen Margarette Hotel, Domoit, Lucena City)

Bb. Niyogyugan pre-pageant and talent competition (SM City, Lucena) Hands on twinning/weaving, coco sap sugar and virgin coconut oil processing.

Governor’s Day or State of the Province Address

Araw ng Pamilyang Magsasaka ( Quezon Convention Convention Center, Lucena)

ABS-CBN- Umagang kay Ganda- UKG coverage

Teacher’s convention (Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City)

Grand Parade and Float Competition

Street Dancing and Showdown Competition (Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City).

Celebrities like Inigo Pascual, Daniel Matsunaga, Arci Munoz, Bamboo, Hashtags and more would be here also to celebrate this year Niyogyugan Festival.

The awarding ceremonies for different competitions including the selection of best booth (nipa hut with exhibits) shall be held at the Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City on August 28. The winners in best booth competition will receive awards or check intended for infrastructure/ community projects from the provincial government of Quezon.

Daughter @ Villa Escudero

I’m back to blogging. I’ve been idled for months but now I’m definitely back from the thing i used to do for 5 years already. Honestly, this laptop haven’t used for a long time also and just contented checking emails and other online stuff using cell phone. All my blogs were affected because of my laziness lately. Anyway, I was checking my photo files and saw photos of my daughter with her cousins last summer. The photos were taken last April when my daughter’s cousins visited us all the way from Canada. See, these photos were taken 4 months ago and today is the only chance to share. So please laziness stay away from me haha. I want to go back to my regular blogging routine.

Back to the photos, I got jealous with my daughter because she went to Villa Escudero already (just kidding). I’m happy with my daughter though I wasn’t with here, but still she enjoyed the place with my sister’s family. My daughter sometimes doesn’t want to go without me but this time she did it so I’m happy with my girl. And i can see her happiness in all the photos here.

According to their official site – Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s. A pioneering agro-industrialist, he built the country’s first working hydroelectric plant to supply his desiccated coconut factory and Villa Escudero, where he and his wife Dona Rosario Adap built in 1929.

Their children opened the estate to the public in 1981. From its humble beginnings, the resort has become a prime tourist destination for locals, overseas Filipinos and a wide array of foreign visitors to the country. It has a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage, offering a beguiling glimpse of its history, cuisine, dress, customs and natural beauty a mere two hours away from Manila.

Here are some of my daughter and cousins photos.

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Bamboo Rafts
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WaterFalls Restaurants
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Hot to Get Here – Take the South superhighway and exit at 50A (Lucena, Legaspi, Batangas exit). Turn left at the Sto. Tomas junction. Head straight down, by-passing the town of Alaminos and San Pablo City proper. Slow down upon seeing Quezon arch and turn left immediately after.

Agri-Tourism Trade – Niyogyugan Festival Quezon

Awhile ago I browsed my compilation of photos and saw these photos from Niyogyugan Festival (Celebration of the Tree of Life). The celebration is the 2nd Agri-Tourism Trade showing the different products of agricultural in Quezon Province. Well, coconut is the main product here in Quezon reason why the theme for this year is Niyogyugan (Niyog – tagalog word for coconut). Silly me, lol, I didn’t share the event which held last August.

It was a week celebration with different activities like Agri-Tourism Trade Fair Booth, Sayaw sa Niyog Competition (Dance with Coconut Competition), Festival Queen Competition, Agri-Tourism Exposition, and Float Parade Competition.

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