Diyandi Festival is an annual month-long cultural celebration every September in Iligan City. It is celebrated in honor of Iligan's patron Saint, St. Michael the Archangel, thus, the festival is concluded on his feast day on September 29th. Diyandi Festival was derived from the word "diyandi" which means "celebrate" and "mag-diyandi" meaning "to celebrate." It was conceptualized in 2004 when Iligan City Council passed and approved a resolution establishing Diyandi Festival as the tourism name of Iligan.
This year, several activities were lined up for Diyandi Festival. There will be Kasadya Street Dancing, trade fairs, photo contests, sports competitions, beauty contests, concerts, street parties, among many others.
Diyandi Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities
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How to Get to Iligan City
Option #1: Take a 1-hour direct flight from Manila to Cagayan de Oro City via Laguindingan Airport. From there, you may take a passenger van going to Iligan City for 130 pesos each.
Option #2: From Manila, take a flight to Ozamiz City. From the airport, take a tricycle to the Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal (60 PHP). Then take a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro City. The bus crosses Panguil bay via a ferry boat (25 PHP) from Ozamiz City to Mukas port in Lanao del Norte. Get off at Iligan City. Travel time is about 1.5 hours, fare is 70 pesos.
Other Things To Do in Iligan City
- Have a taste of Iligan City's Halang-halang and Lechon
- Marvel at the Beaty of Maria Christina Falls
- Enjoy a day at NPC Nature's Park
- Enjoy the Rushing and Raging Mimbalut Falls
- Discover the Beauty of Tinago Waterfalls
- Experience other Fiesta Activities
Where to Stay
Iligan City has a wide array of affordable and high quality hotels, guest/pension houses and inns for you to stay in. You may check this TRAVEL GUIDE for more details.
Come and celebrate Diyandi Festival in Iligan City! "Viva Senor San Miguel, Viva!"
NOTE: Festival photos were taken from Diyandi Festival's Facebook Page.
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