Sanghaya Festival: CLSU-CASS holds event in celebration of Nueva Ecija cultural heritage
The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) - College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) held the Sanghaya (Salamin at Ganda ng Lahi at Hayag na Yamang Kultural ng Nueva Ecija) Festival on Oct. 24, 2022 at the CLSU Reimers Hall. The event displayed cultural performances, cooking demonstrations, and the launch of the coffee table book “bUhay: A Culinary Discovery of the Rice Granary of the Philippines.”
The festival, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija - Provincial Tourism Office, was a celebration of Novo Ecijano cultural heritage and traditions. Coinciding with the event, the newly published coffee table book featuring different Novo Ecijano cuisines was launched with a ceremonial signing with dignitaries including Regional Director Carolina D. Uy of the Department of Tourism - Region III, Dr. Raul D. Divina, City Administrator of the Science City of Muñoz, and Atty. Jose Maria Ceasar C. San Pedro, Nueva Ecija Provincial Tourism Officer.
CLSU Bithay Sining Dance Company and Tanghalang Gagalaw CLSU (TAGA-CLSU) also showcased their talents during the indigenous dance and theatrical performances. While representatives from the Local Government Units in the province demonstrated how to cook their locally famous dishes such as the unique dorobong (combination of dinuguan and adobo) bibe of Llanera and chicharong inantala of Guimba.
Meanwhile, the second day of Sanghaya with segments on Historical and Cultural Quiz Bee and Visual Arts Contest will be held on Nov. 25, 2022.
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