Narra Palawan To Celebrate The Annual Palay Festival

Top Quote Seacologia Travel and Tours invites you to come visit Palawan and take part in celebrating the Palay Festival to be held during the last week of October 2012, Narra, Palawan Philippines. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 11, 2012 - PHILIPPINES -Palay Festival is a week-long festivity held every last week of October to celebrate the bountiful produce of the fields and lands in Narra, Palawan. It was formerly called Anihan Festival, from anihan meaning "harvest", to signify that the occasion was previously held to give thanks for all
    kinds of harvested goods from their rich land.

    However, the name was later on changed to Palay which means "rice grain". First, supplying "palay" or rice is the municipality's main source of income; the place was known to produce the greatest amount of the country's staple food in all Palawan. And second, because the production of rice plays an important role in the establishment of their municipality.

    The establishment of the Narra municipality goes back to the year of 1969, through the enactment of Republic Act 5642. Prior to that, Narra (which stands for National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Administration) was only a sitio chosen by the National Administration to serve as the main site for increasing the country's rice and corn produce.

    Farmer-settlers were sent to this area to cultivate the land and form fields that will yield great rice harvest. Because of the natural richness and fertility of the land coupled with the hard work of its settlers, it didn't take much time for NARRA to be called as the "Rice Granary of Palawan". Their agricultural prosperity led to the economic and structural development of the area, which convinced the government that Narra is not just a sitio but a municipality in itself.

    The Palay festival is a sight to behold for both the local and foreign tourists. The week-long merriment will highlight the vibrant culture of Narra, their world-class products and the area's beautiful places. Attendants of the festival are guaranteed to a lavish treat of colorful parades, fairs, dance contests, and pageants that showcases the talented and beautiful Narrawenos. This year, the municipality of Narra is keen to make the festival livelier and grander than ever.

    "The festival is a great way to experience Narra, visit its islands and see the famous Estrella falls. Sampling the local foods and native delicacies is also a must, as the festival will also host various food fairs," Seacologia Travel and Tours said.

    Indeed, there is no better time for visitors to head to Narra than these coming weeks of October.
    Aside from the Palay festival, the opening and unveiling of a grand resort at Pangalusian Island in El Nido Palawan will also be held during this week.

    "Foreign and local tourists alike will most likely have a grand time visiting the province, since a lot of festive activities are being prepared and will commence in this area," they added.

    Seacologia Travel and Tours offers several Palawan tour packages that people can choose from. For hotel reservations and other inquiries, please contact Seacologia Travel and Tours at 632-710-3445 or email us at palawanresortshotels ( @ ) gmail dot com. They could also follow Seacologia's official Facebook fanpage and Twitter account ( @ ) PalawanSeacologia to view the latest news and updates about their services.

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