"Tigkalalag" is celebrated on the evening of Nov. 2 every year in the town of Isabela. The Pana-ad victory of Tigkalalag festival is expected to boost the attraction of this unique festival that began in a purok beside the public cemetery in Isabela town where people would have fun during the night of All Souls Day that was capped with a beauty pageant called Search for the White Lady. It spun off into the municipal festival under Mayor Renato Malabor, when the town was searching for a festival that was going to be its tourism plank.
Tigkalalag festival of Isabela turned what otherwise are morbid concepts of coffins, candelabras and crashing tombs into a whimsical, tightly-designed, skillfully-choreographed presentation that sent it howling to success in yearly competition of all the festivals of Negros Occidental. Tigkalalag is Visayan for All Souls' Day.