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The Banga Festival: A Celebration of Pottery and Culture in Balanga City

April 28, 2024

The Banga Festival is a week-long event that celebrates the origin and identity of Balanga City, the capital of Bataan. The name Balanga is derived from the word “banga”, which means pot or jar in Tagalog. The festival highlights the importance of pottery as a source of livelihood and art for the Balangueños.

The festival includes a street dancing competition, a trade fair, a pottery exhibit, and a grand parade of giant pots. The street dancing competition features colorful costumes and choreography inspired by the pot-making process. The trade fair showcases various products and services from local entrepreneurs and cooperatives. The pottery exhibit displays the creativity and craftsmanship of the local potters. The festival includes a street dancing competition, a trade fair, a pottery exhibit, and a grand parade of giant pots. The street dancing competition features colorful costumes and choreography inspired by the pot-making process. The trade fair showcases various products and services from local entrepreneurs and cooperatives. The pottery exhibit displays the creativity and craftsmanship of the local potters. The grand parade of giant pots is the highlight of the festival, where each barangay or village creates a huge pot that represents their theme and vision.

The Banga Festival is usually celebrated in April, alongside the feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of Balanga City. The festival aims to promote the culture, history, and tourism of Balanga City, as well as to honor the humble clay cooking pot that gave birth to its name.

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April 28
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Balanga City, Bataan
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