Kinabayo Festival

Every July 24 the City of Dapitan celebrate the Kinabayo Festival. Kinabayo   is    an  exotic  and  colorful   pageant   re-enacting  the Spanish-Moorish  wars,  particularly the Battle of Covadonga.  In  that battle the Spanish forces under General Pelagio took their last stand against the Saracens. They were able to reverse the tide of the war with  the miraculous  apparition of  Saint James,   the Apostle.   The addition of local color and innovations has made this annual festivity a popular attraction to visitors of Dapitan.

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