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Sangyaw logo.jpg
Street dancing - considered the highlight of Sangyaw festival
Genre multi-event
Frequency annually
Location(s) Tacloban
Inaugurated 1974
Organised by City Government of Tacloban and Sangyaw Foundation

Sangyaw Festival is a religious and socio-cultural event in the Philippines. It was revived in 2008 by the city government of Tacloban, Philippines. Sangyaw means "to herald news" in Waray language. Various festival-participants from different parts of the country participate in this tribal procession.[1] It was held a day before the city fiesta. The festival was first held in 1974[2] but was cancelled in 1987.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Grace S. Evardone. The History of Our Valued Culture Eastern Visayas Examiner Vol. 8 Issue No. 18 June 25-July 1, 2008 p. 8. posted 29 June 2008
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  3. ^ Joey A. Gabieta. "Pontifical Mass highlights today's Tacloban City fiesta" Leyte Samar Daily Express Vol.. XXI No. 189, June 30, 2009 page 19.

Coordinates: 11°14′31″N 125°00′28″E / 11.2419°N 125.0077°E / 11.2419; 125.0077