JAGNA – Jagna’s 2nd Calamay Festival 2016 celebrating “KALAMAY SA JAGNA: LINTUNGANAY NGA PANGINABUHI, SA KALIBUTAN GIPAKAMITHI” will take place on April 29-30, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
To celebrate the calamay as part of the way of life of the Jagnaanons, the Local Government Unit in partnership with the present generation of the original calamay makers of Can-upao, businesses and civil society organizations joined hands to make this event another memorable year for the calamaderas and the people whose lives are directly or indirectly connected to the calamay.
The first Calamay Festival of Jagna showcased these present generation of original calamay makers. Calamay originated in barangay Can-upao. It has become their way of life and the source of family income. The calamay in Can-upao, Jagna uses a “concoction” that is original. Calamay found anywhere in the province has never duplicated this “concoction” which makes the calamay of Jagna distinct in taste and perfect in form (viscous).
The 2nd Calamay Festival will showcase free tasting of the different Jagnaanon food products topped with the sweet calamay. The entries for the Best Calamay-decorated Pedicab, Best Balanced Habal-Habal and Kite Flying all calamay themed will be presented on the first day. In the evening, is the search for Miss Jagna Festival 2016 a search for the young Jagnaanon lady that embody both beauty and intelligence.
Day 2, April 30, a newly – introduced Mayana Uphill Challenge will present the concept of biking to be held along the Sierra Bullones – Mayana interior road. The afternoon activities will be the awarding of winners of the different contests and the motorcade of the winners of the search. Night activity again will present the Kalamay Way of Life – a dramatization of the life of the calamaderas.
The Calamay Festival which anchors on a Municipal Ordinance seeking to establish the originality of the Calamay of Jagna among the calamays produced elsewhere in the province of Bohol.