The Sipag Festival is an annual celebration in the municipality of Roxas, located in the southern part of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. Celebrated every January 25th, it serves as a thanksgiving celebration for the town’s abundant harvest and pays homage to its patron, Sto. Niño.
The term “SIPAG” reflects the industrious nature or “kasipagan” of the people of Roxas and the locally produced products, namely, Saging (banana), Isda (fish), Prutas (fruits), PAlay (rice), and Gulay (vegetables).
Sipag Street Dancing
The Sipag Festival celebration kicks off with street dancing, one of the most awaited programs in the festival, showcasing the colorful and vibrant parade of colors. The street dancing competition of the SIPAG festival takes place every afternoon, with participants gathering outside the town’s plaza for a street dancing parade. Participants from various Barangay (Cluster) showcase colorful and vibrant costumes representing the products that Roxas produces, including fruits, palay, vegetables, and seafood. The parade follows a route that passes through Roxas’ public market before returning to the plaza for the final showdown. This eye-catching competition will surely captivate your innermost soul.
To conclude the festival, in the evening, the local government unit (LGU) of Roxas organizes an entertainment night for its people.
If you want to experience the captivating and colorful town celebration of Sipag Festival, make sure to visit Roxas, Oriental Mindoro, every January 25th. Explore more of its beauty during this festival. Even if you can’t attend the event, the town of Roxas has a lot to offer as a travel destination throughout the year.
Don’t forget that Mindoro Travel Guide has you covered with everything you need to know about the province, from its top tourist destinations to local delicacies, cultural events, and activities!