BANGKERO FESTIVAL

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Additional Notes about the Festival


Source: Pagsanjan Falls

 

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Language Note:

Bangkero is a Tagalog term given to those whose job provides a means of transportation on the river using a "bangka" (boat). 

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The Festival

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.


Source: Pagsanjan Falls

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.”


Source: Pagsanjan Falls

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