SULYOG Festival

Bongabong | March 15

The name "Sulyog" is a combination of the Mangyan term “suli” meaning banana and the Tagalog word “niyog” for coconut. Said products are the main agricultural crops of Bongabong. Presented in a street dance, Sulyog Festival is the culmination of thanksgiving rites in honor of the town patron St. Joseph where the performers portray the harvesting of bananas and coconut, extracting coconut from shell and dried for copra, and the assorting of bananas for sale, and offering of these products to the patron saint.