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.
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
Features the cultural heritage of the province and showcase nine well-known Pangasinans festivals namely:
- Galicayo Festival of Manaoag
- Pandan Festival of Mapandan
- Longganisa Festival of Alaminos City
- Sugpo and Malaga Festival of Binmaley
- Mango and Bamboo Festival of San Carlos City
- Puto Festival of Calasiao
- Binongey Festival of Anda
- Labrador’s Sawali Festival and
- Lingayen’s Pista’y Dayat