Guimaras Manggahan Festival 2017 will offer a 9-day ‘All-You-Can’ mangoes this May!
Are your tummies ready for the “eat-all-you-can” mangoes of Guimaras? As the province celebrates its 25th Province-hood Anniversary, a grand line-up of events is waiting just for you! And one of these events is a bigger, greater, and sweeter Manggahan Festival 2017!
Include Guimaras on your bucket list of summer destinations and experience its culture and hospitality. Both residents and tourists will get to enjoy nine (9) days of “all-you-can-eat” Guimaras mangoes this May 11 to 22, 2017 in time for Manggahan Festival. Liberty Ferrer, provincial tourism office OIC said that the mango feast will start in the opening day of “Manggahan Fest” on May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol grounds in Brgy. San Miguel, Jordan.
During this event, visitors can choose whether they want to eat ripe or green mangoes. They can also pair the ripe mangoes with “ibus” (a sticky rice), or eat the green mangoes with “bagoong” (shrimp paste).
The event has been part of the festival for 15 years now, according to the Provincial Agricultural Services Office (PASO). They have recorded a total of 4,429 “mango eaters” in a period of nine days last year.
Guimaras mango is distinct for its sweet-sour taste, less fibrous pulp, and thinner skin or epicarp. It is also certified weevil-free.
This year’s theme for the festival is “The Journey that is Guimaras. Sadto. Subong. Kag sa Masanag nga Palaabuton.” The theme highlights the richness of Guimaras and its happy people, simple past, successes and potential of becoming even more that what it is now.