Time spent in Boracay can be truly eventful. Apart from the fact that the island is a paradise on earth, there is also a lot of things to look forward to–especially this 2016!
So, which events should you attend this year? Read on, and you’ll learn about the 6 fun events in 2016 that every traveler–like you–should look forward to when you go to Boracay!
1. Yapak Festival
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When: February 10 to 11
Boracay is divided into three zones, and these three zones all celebrate festivals on the 10th and 11th of February. Collectively, these festivals are known as the Yapak Festival.
Apart from being the trailblazer festival that would open up a bevy of other celebrations, the Yapak Festival is also a celebration of Aklan’s folklore highlighted by dances, music, and various colorful parades!
2. Red Cross Fun Run for Humanity
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When: February 6
Fun doesn’t just have to be all about the parties or festivals. Participating in the Red Cross Fun Run for Humanity is a good way to be one with the people. It is an opportunity to exercise your bones and muscles, and more importantly, it is a way of giving back to the community.
Starting line is at Nigi Nigi Nu Noos Beach Resort in Station 2, 5AM. Take part if you want to have some fun in the sand and sun–and help others out while doing so!
3. Sand Lantern Festival
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When: March 30 to April 1
Since 1999, the Sand Lantern Festival has been annually held in Boracay. It is common knowledge that there are so many talented sand castle makers in the island so it’s just right that their talents and skills are duly recognized.
These sand castles are also known as sand lanterns, thus, the name of the festival. In the event, you’ll see lantern makers not just from Boracay but from around the world, too! Make sure to pre-register, though.
4. Nestea International Beach Volleyball Tournament
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When: 1st or 2nd Weekend of May
The Nestea Beach Volleyball Tournament has been hosted by Boracay since the early 2000s. This event has become a modern day sporting tradition of sorts. It was once just a celebrity event, but now, 70+ collegiate and 40+ commercial teams compete for amazing prizes! Even if you’re not playing, it surely is fun to watch!
5. Boracay International Dragonboat Festival
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When: Early May
The Dragonboat Festival was first held in Boracay in 2007. Since then, it has been one of the most awaited events during the summer months–and is a great way to see amazing male and female paddlers in action, working a 15 meter long boat that’s shaped like a dragon! There are 16 paddlers on each team, and the Philippine Team is considered by experts around the world as one of the best!
6. Grand Boracay Flores de Mayo
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When: May 24
And of course, no year is complete without the much-awaited Flores de Mayo or Festival of Flowers, a traditional celebration that honors the Blessed Virgin Mary, and depicts the search for Queen Helena’s Holy Cross. There are pageants and parades that feature beautiful ladies walking in their floral, historical best!
So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip now, and get to see one–or all–of these events in Boracay!
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