Koronadal City gears up for 84th Founding Anniversary, Hinugyaw Festival

As the City of Koronadal approaches its 84th Founding Anniversary, preparations are in full swing for a grand celebration in conjunction with the vibrant Hinugyaw Festival. The festivities will span from January 4 to January 15, showcasing a series of events and activities centered around the theme "Evolving Traditions: Weaving Data into the Cultural Tapestry for the Modern Age."

The theme reflects the city's commitment to embracing modernity while preserving and highlighting its rich cultural heritage. The celebration aims to weave the past, present, and future into a vibrant tapestry that honors tradition and welcomes progress.

The week-long celebration will kick off on January 4 with various pre-festival activities, including agri/ trade fairs, and community engagements. The main highlights are scheduled for January 10, which has been declared a Special (non-working) Holiday in Koronadal City by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 416 series of 2023.

On this day, residents and visitors can expect a colorful array of events such as drumline competition and civic- military parade, float parades, cultural presentations, and fireworks display. The festivities will not only showcase the city's unique cultural identity but will also incorporate modern elements, symbolizing the harmonious coexistence of tradition and innovation.

The celebration will continue until January 15, offering an extended period for residents and guests to partake in various activities that promote local art, music, cuisine, and craftsmanship including the colorful streetdancing competition. This year's Hinugyaw Festival promises an immersive experience that captures the essence of Koronadal's evolution and its enduring cultural legacy.

The local government encourages everyone to join in the festivities, fostering unity, pride, and a sense of belonging in the community. As Koronadal City evolves, its commitment to celebrating its roots remains steadfast, making this annual celebration a significant event in the city's calendar.

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