Watch Tawi-Tawi’s Agal-Agal Festival

[Philippines] Nowhere is seaweed given so much fanfare than in Tawi-Tawi’s colorful and cacophonous Agal Agal Festival every 25th of September. The entire island province – the most exotic southernmost tip of the country – celebrates in a street dancing called Igal Ma Lan, that features a cultural explosion of costumes, finery, dance and music of the Sama, Sama Dilaut, Jama Mapun and Tausug peoples of southern Philippines.

Nowhere is seaweed given so much fanfare than in Tawi-Tawi’s colorful and cacophonous Agal Agal Festival every 25th of September. The entire island province – the most exotic southernmost tip of the country – celebrates in a street dancing called Igal Ma Lan, that features a cultural explosion of costumes, finery, dance and music of the Sama, Sama Dilaut, Jama Mapun and Tausug peoples of southern Philippines.

The Agal-Agal Festival was first started during the term of Gob. Rash Matba during the Kamahardikaan Celebration in 2001. Since then, the people of Tawi-Tawi celebrate the agal-agal (seaweed) as the bounty of the sea in this lively September festival that marks their desire to be known as the carrageenan capital of the world.

 

 

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