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In commemoration of its 85th Founding Anniversary, the provincial government of Misamis Oriental opened today its week-long ( January 05-10, 2015) Kuyamis Festival at the Capitol Park which showcases products and by-products made out of the tree of life–the coconut. Items, handicrafts, articles, stuffs and food of Filipino delicacies that necessarily use coconut and its parts are sold by different participating municipalities.

Art exhibits are also conducted by local artists from Misamis Oriental. This is anchored on the theme, “Panagdait alang sa Mauswagon, Malambuon ug Malipayong Misamis Oriental.”

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Historical jottings and sources reveal that KUYAMIS is the orignal name of MISAMIS. It is a variety of sweet coconut, which was a staple food of the earliest known Negrito settlers of Misamis. The word “KUYAMIS” was later corrupted to “MISAMIS” when the Spanish colonizers came.

The highlight of the KUYAMIS FESTIVAL is the showcasing of products and by-products made out of the TREE of LIFE–The Cocunut. Items, handicrafts, articles, stuffs and food of Filipino delicacies that necessarily use coconut and its parts are sold by different participating municipalities. Art exhibits are also conduced by local artists from Misamis Oriental.

See below the list of events for the KUYAMIS FESTIVAL 2015

1)      Opening Program January 05, 2014 at Provincial Capitol Grounds

2)      Booth Competition January 5-9 at Provincial Capitol

3)      Meat and Livestock Show, January 5-9 at Provincial Capitol

4)      Tiangge sa Capitolyo, January 5-9 at Provincial Capitol

5)      Partners Bazaar, January 5-9 at Provincial Capitol

6)      Sports Competition, January 5-9 at Pelaez Sports Center

7)      Visual Arts Festival, January 6-9 at Centrio Ayala Mall

8)      Kuyamis Tree Planting January 6 at Talisayan Municipal Plaza

9)      Interpretative Dance January 07 at Centrio Ayala Mall

10)   Festival Queen Contest, January 7, at Centrio Ayala Mall

11)   Tourism Kiosk Launching January 8 at Laguindingan Airport

12)   Black Nazarene Vigil January 8 at Pelaez Sports Center

13)   Black Nazarene Translacion, January 09 at PSC to Nazareno Church

14)   Mis Or Food Festival January 09, Centrio Ayala Mall

15)   KAPAMILYA CARAVAN, January 10 at Libertad National High School

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photos by Misamis Oriental Information Office

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