Binirayan Festival in Antique 2011

Antique’s annual festival is called Binirayan and it literally means, “where they landed”. It recalls the story of ten Bornean datus who were led by Datu Puti and Datu Sumakwel. In the early 15th century, they fled from the oppressive rule of Sultan Makatunaw and their subsequent settlement in Panay. The Binirayan Festival is where Antiqueños re-enact the event through a pageant on the beaches of Malandog, Hamtic.

The Binirayan Festival is celebrated annually and it has progressed from a raucous revelry to a meaningful, although scripted street theater and is highlighted by several features: Biray, a fluvial parade, Bugal kang Antique Awards, Lin-ay kang Antique, Daigon Contest, etc. The festival showcases local finery, and it is a festival to see and be a part of. The festival aims to boost tourism and attract visitors to the province of Antique.

Photo taken care from official website of the Binirayan Foundation, Inc.

Governor Evelio B. Javier pioneered the idea of celebrating Binirayan and under his leadership the Antiqueños felt the need to get together to celebrate their history as a people. The festival has paved the way for the Antiqueños who are scattered in the different part of the world and the country to journey back to their past and trace their history and noble roots as well.

This month of December, the people of Antique will once again celebrate the Binirayan Festival with the theme Man and Nature in Harmony, “Binirayan Para sa Katawhan kag Kadunaan”.

For more information regarding the Binirayan Festival please check out the official website of the Binirayan Foundation, Inc.

BINIRAYAN FESTIVAL 2011

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Dec. 1 TRICYCLE LIGHTS CONTEST
EBJ Freedom Park – 6:00 PM

Dec. 2, 9, 16 ANTIQUE GOT TALENT
EBJ Freedom Park – 6:00 PM

Dec. 8, 9, 10 SAN JOSE TRADE TOWN ANNIVERSARY
With boxing tournament, Christmas tree contest and nighly entertainment
Trade Town, Dalipe, SJA – 8:00 PM

Dec. 16 LIGHTING OF CHRISTMAS TREES LANTERN/BELEN CONTEST
EBJ Freedom Park – 7:00 PM

Dec. 19 OPENING OF BINIRAYAN FOODFEST
Nightly band concerts and disco with food stalls
offering various samples of delectable cuisines.
Binirayan Food Festival will run from December 19
to 23 and December 26 to 30.
Along Ricarze St ( at the back of EBJ Freedom Park) – 8:00 PM

Dec. 22 ANTIQUE GOT TALENT GRAND FINALS
EBJ Freedom Park – 6:00 PM

Dec. 23 PROVINCIAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
Awarding of Winners for the Provincial Sportsfest
EBJ Freedom Park – 5:00 PM

DAIGON CONTEST
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

BINIRAYAN FOOD FESTIVAL
EBJ Freedom Park, Tennis Court – 8:00 PM

Dec. 26 OPENING OF PASUNDAYAG
Evelio B. Javier Auditorium – 3:00 PM
LIN-AY TALENTS NIGHT
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

BINIRAYAN FOOD FESTIVAL
EBJ Freedom Park

FIREWORKS DISPLAY
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

Dec. 27 FLUVIAL PARADE
Malandog Beach – 8:00 AM

RE-ENACTMENT
Malandog Beach – 9:00 AM

PANGUYANG
Malandog Beach – 12:00 NN

MASS and LIGHTING CEREMONY
Malandog Marker – 4:00 PM

TORCH PARADE
Malandog Marker to EBJ Freedom Park – 6:30 PM

OPENING PROGRAM
EBJ Freedom Park – 7:30 PM

FIREWORKS DISPLAY
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

BINIRAYAN FOOD FESTIVAL
EBJ Freedom Park
Dec. 28 PARADA KANG LAHI – 8:00AM

EBJ Freedom Park

ARTS WORKSHOP for Kids
EBJ Freedom Park – 1:00 PM

DOG SHOW
EBJ Freedom Park – 4:00 PM

FIREWORKS DISPLAY
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

BINIRAYAN FOOD FESTIVAL
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

Dec. 29 MALAY-ATI COMPETITION
EBJ Freedom Park – 9:00 AM

LIN-AY KANG ANTIQUE FINAL NIGHT
EBJ Gymnasium – 8:00 PM

FIREWORKS DISPLAY
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

BINIRAYAN FOOD FESTIVAL
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

Dec. 30 RIZAL DAY CELEBRATION
EBJ Freedom Park – 9:00 AM

BUGAL KANG ANTIQUE AWARDS – 5:00 PM
EBJ Freedom Park – 5:00 PM

AWARDING CEREMONY & CLOSING PROGRAM
EBJ Freedom Park – 7:00 PM

BINIRAYAN FOOD FESTIVAL
EBJ Freedom Park – 8:00 PM

 

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