Pista’y Dayat Festival

Pista’y Dayat Festival (sea festival) is a thanksgiving festival observed every April in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It celebrates the bountiful harvest and abundant fishing from the sea. The events feature mass offering on beautiful beaches and fluvial parade.
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The Experience

At least a hundred boats participating in a fluvial parade commence the celebration. The festival also has an environmental preservation-related event, Konsyerto sa Gulpo, which allows young bands to further environmental awareness through their music. Other events include: the Grand Orchestra Showdown; the Pansasayawan, Panturugtugan dancesport fest; a solo vocal competition; the Zarzuela Tan Turbaan; the Panangidayaw Trade, Tourism, Food, and Garden Fairs; the Ating Yaman photo contest and artscape; the Tianggehan sa Pista’y Dayat; the Limgas na Dayat beauty contest; amateur boxing bouts; the Magpalipad Tayo kite-flying competition; the Ipahayag sa Layag boat painting competition; the Palaro sa Lahi concert and variety show; and the Buhay sa Buhangin sand-sculpting competition.



The Highlights – Grand Parade

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  • May 6, 2012 at 8:34 am
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    Wow, how wonderful is the nature’s attraction in Pangasinan particularly in Lengayen, the host of the 2012 Palarong Pambansa.. How I Wish I could live for a longer time here.  Mr. Mario L. Garcia, Director, District 3 of BOHECO I, Principal III of Sandingan NHS, Cabilao NHS in Loon, the pioneer first solar powered internet laboratory in the Philippines- Cabilao NHS

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