Scheduled on June 27

TACLOBAN CITY – Ten contingents from various locality in Leyte province will be vying for this year’s Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festival 2024 grand champion.

The festival competition is going to be held at the grandstand this Thursday (June 27) at 2 pm, the organizers said.

Among the contingents that will showcase their prowess in the ritual dance competition are Eastern Visayas top festival contingents like the ‘Buraburon Festival’ of Burauen, ‘Buyugan Festival’ of Abuyog, ‘Lingganay Festival’ of Alangalang, and ‘Pasaka Festival’ of Tanauan.
These festivals had been ruling the Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals bagging championship title earning them a ticket to represent the province at the Aliwan Festival in Metro Manila and Sinulog Festival in Cebu.

New contingents are also expected to debut in this year’s Kasadyaan fest such as the ‘Himorasak Festival’ of Matag-ob, ‘Batong’ Festival of Babatngon, ‘Tabontabon Festival’ of Tabontabon, ‘Karayhakan Festival’’ of Javier, Magsanga Festival’ of Merida, and ‘Hiraite Festival’ of Leyte that was adjudge last June 9 as the Kaanyag Festival grand champion in Kananga town.

Four or five contingents are to compete at the Pintados grand showdown competition before the Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals but the organizers had not yet reveal the names of each contingents.

Just like last year, the biggest festival competition in the region will not hold a street dance competition this year due to the absence of parade permit after the city government of Tacloban failed to grant their request.

This is the second time that the festival will immediately hold ritual dance competition and forego with the street dance.

Prior to the competition, a mass is going to be held at the grandstand and after the announcement of winners and awarding this will be followed by a concert of the REO Brothers.