Face-to-face ‘Sinadya’ returns to Roxas City

Roxas City brings back the face-to-face celebration of the Sinadya Festival. PIA CAPIZ PHOTO
Roxas City brings back the face-to-face celebration of the Sinadya Festival. PIA CAPIZ PHOTO

ROXAS City – This city’s Sinadya Festival returns to a face-to-face format after two years of virtual celebration due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival kicked off yesterday with a thanksgiving mass at the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral to honor the town’s patroness, Immaculada Concepcion, and for a successful and peaceful celebration.

Tomorrow, Dec. 8, is the fiesta of Roxas City.

“Tion na ini sang aton pagselebrar pagkatapos sang duha ka tuig nga pagpangatubang sang mga pagtilaw. Tion man ini sang pagpasalamat sa Mahal nga Diyos kag mga indibidwal nga nangin katuwang naton agud malampuwasan ang krisis,” said Mayor Ronnie Dadivas.

The opening salvo followed at the Roxas City Bandstand, which was attended by city and barangay officials and Immaculada Concepcion muse, Erika T. Vinculado.

Also gracing the event was Capiz Provincial Board member Thea Faith Reyes, who represented the provincial government.

Sinadya Festival activities include the Sinadya and CPC Viva Santa Maria Bike Run, Roxas City Sinadya Grind Fest 2, Palupad 4 (Skate Board Competition), Waswasanay (Fixed Gear Bike Competition), Panamit sa Panit 3 (Skin Art Competition), Estilo Capiz – the DTI Roxas Trade Fair, Capelco Members Night, Parada sa Kahigayunan Job Fair, Kuris Kuris Exhibition: Capizon Artists Coming Home to Reconnect with their Childhood Past, LGU Night, RITMO: Opening of Sadsad sa Sinadya, Kasanag kag Pasalamat: Plaza Lighting Ceremony, Panagbo sa Sinadya featuring the 100-Voice Choir, SIGABONG: Fireworks Display, Sinadya Food Fest, BUGAY: Christmas Bazaar, Prusisyon sang mga Patrol, and Para sa Suba Fluvial Procession, among others.

Earlier on Monday, hundreds of police officers and force multipliers were sent off for deployment to ensure the safety and security of Sinadya revelers./PN


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