Lugahait Festival: A Celebration of History and Culture in Lugait
The Lugahait festival is a cultural festival and founding anniversary of the municipality of Lugait in Misamis Oriental, Philippines. It is held every March 16 and features native street dancing, showcasing of agricultural products, and other cultural performances. The festival celebrates the history and the beauty of Lugait and its people.
Lugait is a coastal town that is known for its cement industry, fishing industry, and rich natural resources. It was founded in 1917 by a group of settlers from Cebu who were looking for a new place to live. The name Lugait comes from the word “lugay”, which means “to move” or “to transfer” in Cebuano.
The Lugahait festival is one of the most anticipated events of the people of Misamis Oriental, where they showcase their culture and heritage through colorful costumes, lively music, and graceful dances. The festival also highlights the bounty and diversity of the town’s agricultural products, such as rice, corn, coconut, banana, mango, and pineapple.