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Laurel Caps Off 6th Tilapia Festival, Celebrates Youth, Heritage and Agriculture

Municipality of Laurel’s 6th Tilapia Festival cum 55th Founding Anniversary is a build-up of activities and events that led to a deeper understanding and celebration of the town’s identity.

June 19, the festival’s first day, was an indication of grand celebrations ahead. With gigantic arkos that symbolized each of the 21 barangays’ collaboration, the SigLunDayog and street dance numbers that made the festivities even more vibrant, and a cultural night that showcased homegrown talents, this year’s celebration was off to a great start.

The following day leaned towards a salutation to the youth as Padyak para sa Kaunlaran (Cycling Parade), Pinatakbu-Juan (Color Fun Run), Zumba Fest, Tilapia Cook Fest, and Ihawang Bayan and Boodle Fight involved young Laurelenos and evoked the LGU’s oneness with its constituents regardless of age.

The festival’s last day witnessed a more grassroots program as June 22 hosted Balsag-Juan, Palarong Pinoy, Farmer’s and Fisherfolks Day and Juan Laurel- A Concert for Laurelenos.

Spearheaded by Laurel LGU Officials and the Laurel Municipal Tourism Culture and Arts Office, the festival is successful in its goals to gather its people, promote its local industries and commemorate the founding anniversary of the beloved municipality.

The three day- festivities definitely engaged Laurelenos from all walks of life. Mayor Lyndon Masicat Bruce , in his message during the festival’s closing night, thanked all who came and celebrated, “Nawa’y nabuhay ulit natin ang kasiyahan dito sa Bayan ng Laurel”.

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