Additional Notes about the Festival
Bangkero is a Tagalog term given to those whose job provides a means of transportation on the river using a "bangka" (boat).
The Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival is held every first week of March and it features exciting events on water and land like the palarong bangkero (fluvial parade and exhibitions), street dancing, drum and lyre band competition, choralefest, cultural night, trade fair, sports events among others.
The Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival is
inspired by and dedicated to all the bangkeros (boatmen) in Pagsanjan.. These boatmen
impress one with his skill and dexterity in maneuvering his boat upstream against
wild rapids and amids a pristine panorama of lush, virgin forest.
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