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Paoay group holds Tumba Fest

20 November 2017

The Kapehan sa Paoay Association celebrated the annual Tumba Festival at Admiralty Park at 6 pm on Oct 29  as part of “Semana Ti Ar Aria”, a cultural tradition held in celebration of All Soul’s Day. 

The members prepared different types  of offering for the dead, from food to songs and prayers.

Tumba Festival was first held about 100 years ago, and has become a cultural heritage that has been passed on through generations. 

According to the Paoay group their town is the only one in Ilocos Norte or even the whole Philippines, that has this kind of cultural tradition. 

After praying, the members and invited guests ate the sumptuous food they prepared.
— Marites Palma

Members of the Kapehan sa Paoay Association gather to celebrate the annual Tumba Festival at Admiralty Park.

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