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Leyte’s Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals 2013

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Forty giant puppets will parade at the thoroughfares of Tacloban City to give additional attraction to the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals here this June 29.

Palo Mayor Remedios L. Petilla who at the same time is the chairperson of this year’s major tourism event in Leyte said that they won’t be part of the competition of festivals instead their puppets will be joining the parade and thereafter will perform onstage.

The giant puppets represent the characters of tourism attractions in Palo that include “Pamalandong Patron ha Palo,” “Pagbalik ha Palo,” and “Pasko ha Palo.”

“The characters of these three big events in Palo will be portrayed by way of giant puppets,” she said.

The lady mayor nonetheless said that they might join the competition next year.

Currently, they are not ready because they are yet to determine the theme of their festival amid the various interpretations of the town’s history.

The Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals is a grand celebration of two major festivals-the Pintados Festival that gathers various festivals in Eastern Visayas and the Kasadyaan Festival that provides venue for Leyte towns to showcase their respective festivals.

Pintados is now on its 27th year while Kasadyaan is on its 18th year, both held to honor Senior Sto. Niño, the patron saint of Tacloban City and the province of Leyte.

This year’s participants to the Kasadyaan Festival include Hindang, Dulag, La Paz, Tolosa,Tanauan, Alangalang, Abuyog towns while Pintados Festival has Sta. Rita, Palo, Tolosa and three entries from Tacloban City.

In June 29 the parade will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Leyte Sports Development Center Gate 1 and will pass through Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Paterno Street, Sta. Cruz Street, Juan Luna Street, Avenida Veteranos, Real Street, Justice Romualdez Street, Rizal Avenue, back to Avenida Veteranos, Paterno Street, Sta. Cruz Street and Leyte Sports Development Center Gate 2. (PNA)

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