Pavia’s Tigkaralag Festival 2011
Pavia once again staged their now-famous Tigkaralag Festival for 2011. This ghoulish Halloween presentation is now on its 20th year held annually on the 30th of November.
This year’s edition was a very successful one held yesterday, October 30, 2011 at the Pavia Public Plaza. Local residents and people from the nearby towns and the city of Iloilo trooped to the plaza to witness the “horrible” and one of a kind performances from 5 competing groups and 2 special participating groups representing the different barangays of the Municipality of Pavia.
Generally the festival was taken from the morbid concept of coffins, crashing tombs, candelabras and mummies. The participants are dressed in whimsical spooking and tightly-designed costumes, with matching horrendous masks and war paints to render the look of the true mummies.
The 5 competing groups were composed of Barangays Ungka 1, Purok IV, Pagsangaan, Anilao and Purok II. There were also 2 performing groups namely, Brgy. Ungka II – the festival’s Grand Slam Champion and the Pavia Zumba Fitness Club.
The festival is getting bigger and better every year and more and more people are coming to witness the event. This year marks another improvement for the festival with the 2x raise of the cash prizes to encourage a more spooking Tigkaralag.
The minor prizes up for grabs include the Most Horrible, Most Amusing, Best Arch, Best in Music, Best Disciplined, Most Original Presentation, Best in Choreography with corresponding P2,000 cash prize each. The Overall Champion on the other hand gets P20, 000, the second winner gets P15, 000, the third winner gets P10, 000 and a consolation prize of P5 ,000.
Pavia’s Tigkaralag Festival 2011 Winners:
Champion – Brgy. Pagsanga-an (Group # 2)
Second – Brgy. Anilao (Group # 3)
Third – Brgy. Purok IV (Group # 4)
- Most Disciplined - Barangay Purok II
- Most Horrible, Most Amusing, Best Arch, Best in Music, Most Original Presentation and Best in Choreography - Barangay Pagsanga-an
Here are some photos taken during the Tigkaralag Festival 2011 in Pavia.
For more spooking photos of Tigkaralag 2011, visit Gigs Ilonggo’s Facebook page.