Jagna is known as the “Calamay County” of Bohol and is famed for the production of the finest Calamays in the province.

Calamay, sometimes called “kalamay” is made from well-milled glutinous rice mixed with coconut milk and sugar. It is the signature delicacy and pasalubong from Bohol. One of the island’s most iconic images, that brown spoke-shaved coconut shell with a red band.
Calamay is not only about the land’s bounty; but it also encapsulates in a shell: industry and dedication that has cemented the Boholano. Surviving through heat and sweat, cooks still stick a smile when pouring the thick paste into the coconut shells. Rev. Fr. Mariano Gutierrez, OAR incidentally taught the art of making calamay to the people of Jagna. while he was still parish priest of Jagna from 1825 until his death in 1855.

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LGU now accepts entries to 2nd Calamay Festival 2016 contests

JAGNA - The Local Government Unit of Jagna thru the Municipal Tourism Office is now accepting entries to the different contests for the 2-day 2nd Calamay Festival 2016 celebration on April 29-30, 2016. Best Calamay Decorated Pedicab, Most Laden Habal-Habal and Best...

Sangka sa Tabanog ni Calamay

The 2nd Calamay Festival 2016 will showcase calamay - themed kites in the 2016 Tabanog ni Calamay competition. All competing kites must fly: On a minimum of 10 feet line; For a minimum flight time of 5 minutes; At a minimum positive flight angle of 10 degrees...