By Jorie C Valcorza
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin–Camiguin’s capital town starts off with a busy week as it opened on Sunday, September 1, its 158th devotional fiesta celebration in honor to St. Nicholas of Tolentino.
As accustomed, the townsfolk prepare a nightly spree of dances showcasing different themes such as broadway or latin american dances, OPM night dances, arabic indian bolloywood dances, contemporary and interpretative dances, folk dances and robotics.
During the day, visitors are likewise entertained with various sports tournaments, fire and rescue drills, games, drums and lyre exhibition and with the cheap buys they may avail at the diskwento caravan.
The fiesta parade is also among the interesting activities awaited by the locals, participants trot around with a colorful display of unique umbrellas or hats. For this year, the town will showcase the eyewear parade, early morning of September 9.
Other events prepped up include the annual search for Ms. Mambajao, dance sports competition, mini olympics, fun run (pistadagan), ground demonstrations, and nightly street parties at the town’s parola wharf.