The Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals 2009
Despite attempts by the city government to prevent the festival from being staged, eleven Pintados tribes, eight Kasadyaan contingents, five mardigras groups and more merrymakers participated in the Grand Parade of the Leyte Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals held June 27, 2009.
It was the 14th year of the joint celebration of the Kasadyaan Festival and the 23rd year for the Pintados Festival which is the oldest festival in Region 8. Now known as the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals, it used to be celebrated every 29th of June, the Vesper’s Day of the Feast of the Senor Santo Nino de Leyte, until last year when with the coming in of a new mayor, the Festival was relegated to June 27 in favor of a new festival, Sangyaw, organized by the mayor and his wife.
The grand parade around the city’s major thoroughfares started at 9AM and ended at 5PM at the Leyte Sports Development Center.
Declared champion for this year was the Pasaka Festival of Tanauan, followed by the Karatong Festival of Dulag, and third was the Batobalani Festival of Bato.
View more photos: http://callezaragosa.com/PintadosKasadyaan09/index.html
With additional photos by Ludette Ruiz.
Source: PIA Reg 8