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Karagumoy Festival

August 30 marks the town fiesta of Bacacay, Albay in honor of its patron saint Sta. Rosa de Lima (St. Rose of Lima). This year, the town fiesta coincides with the first Karagumoy Festival.

Karagumoy is the local name for the pandan family, which grows to more than six feet tall. The strips from the long leaves of the plant is dried,  flattened, and dyed before being woven into mats, hats, fans, and bags. The woven products is one of the main products of the coastal town of Bacacay.

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