cebu dance festivals

Hudyaka! Cebuano Dance Festivals

Date: January 30, 2016
Time:  7:00 PM
Venue: Ayala Center, The Terraces
Performers: Local Government Units Festival Dancers

Dance festivals have become part of religious festivities.  Through a festival’s signature song and dance movements, we learn how a people express their devotion to a patron saint of a particular town or city. The city or town saint is an important aspect in the life of the common folks who, despite the hardships experienced, survive and continue in hope that is anchored in the Lord, with the intercession of their patron saints.

The evening presentation of various dance festivals is a rich avenue to understand how a people’s devotion to their patron saints is an integral part of their identity and history.