Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PGIN CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 2014 4th Quarter

PGIN CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 2014
4th Quarter
OCTOBER SEMANA TI AR-ARIA 2014
The province’s premier Halloween event gets more thrilling and SPOOK-tacular this year as Semana ti Ar-aria Festival 2014 have lots of scary and fun events that will highlight not only the distinct tradition of Ilocanos in remembering the deceased but will also bring out and help hone the artistry of the local talents.
October 24 Thursday
• JUAN LUNA DAY, Badoc (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) An event which commemorates the greatness of Juan Luna, an Ilocano who brought the Filipino artistry to global consciousness.
• MUSTACHE CONTEST, Badoc (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) All the Ilocano men are invited to join and present their big, curly, and bushy facial hairs in a creative way ala Juan Luna!

October 24 – November 2 AR-ARIA FOOD STRIP OPENING , Llanes Street, Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Satiate your gastronomic cravings through visiting the kiosks located near the Capitol grounds and taste the authentic Ilocano culinary heritage.

October 25 Saturday
• CAPITOL'S HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT, Provincial Capitol (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Children from all over the province are given an opportunity to dress up as scary and revolting characters and search Capitol offices for surprise freebies.

• 3RD AR-ARIA SHORT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL/Film Screening, Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) An emerging hub for creative media arts, Ilocos Norte will once again hold the Third Ar-Aria Short Horror Film Competition which promotes the skills and talent of budding Ilocano filmmakers.
October 26 Sunday
• TARAY AR-ARIA (Zombie Night Run), Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) The zombified course will be resurrected to give the most thrilling entertainment for the Halloween celebration in Ilocos Norte.

• BLACK PARTY, Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Laoag City’s University Belt will transform into a discotheque of shadows as this event will surely noise up the night with exciting events and rock music.

October 31 Friday PARADA ILOCA-LOCANA, Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Witness all characters in your nightmares come alive as the third year of the Parada Iloca-Locana (Ghost Parade) hits the Laoag City downtown.

November 1 Saturday
• TUMBA FESTIVAL, Paoay (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) A ‘feast of the dead’ that fuses sentimentalism and artistry, this distinct Paoay tradition showcases Ilocanos’ reverence for their deceased loved ones.

• Opening of PAOAY HOUSE OF HORROR (to November 2 Sunday) (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) All lovers of Horror are welcome to visit the famous haunted house in Paoay and take the challenge for an all-out Halloween experience.

NOVEMBER TAN-OK NI ILOCANO FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS
This ultimate Ilocano festival gathers the 21 municipalities and 2 cities to rekindle the delightful uniqueness of the province, to feature the Ilocano greatness in various arenas.

November 12 Wenesday YEAR-END JOB FAIR, Robinsons Mall (Provincial Public Employment Service Office- 771-5631) The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte creates a faster and more convenient way to land your dream job.

November 19-28 PARTUAT TI KAILOKUAN TRADE FAIR, Llanes Street Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) This mini expo showcases the Ilocano culinary heritage and displays the famous Ilocano crafts and other products.

November 17, Monday SIRIB DANCE CONTEST, Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena (Sirib Youth Office- 670-7048 / 09279479906 ) This event aims to provide young Ilocanos an avenue to help them hone their talents in dancing.

November 29, Saturday TAN-OK NI ILOCANO FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS, Ferdinand E. Marcos Stadium, Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Witness the fourth installment of the grandest Ilocano spectacle in the north, as the 23 towns will once again unite to showcase their culture and tradition through a dance showdown.

DECEMBER PASKUA MI DITOY
The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte organizes bunch of exciting and fun activities reflecting Ilocano’s love for the Christmas season.

December 1 -12 Sirib Basketball League (Eliminations), Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena (Sirib Youth Office- 670-7048 / 09279479906 )

December 5 Friday
CHRISTMAS KALESA PARADE, Laoag City (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Get stunned by the original "Queens of Ilocos Streets" as they depict the Ilocano heritage through a colorful parade.

• CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP, Provincial Capitol and Laoag City Hall Get awed by the symbolic lighting up of the Christmas trees of the Provincial Capitol and the Laoag City Hall.

December 8 Monday ELECTRIC PARADE, Batac City Experience the brightest night-time spectacle of the season as the road of Batac City will be illuminated by vehicles draped with fantastic array of multicolored lights.

December 12 Friday CHRISTMAS CAROL SING AND DANCE CONTEST Witness the local talents showcase their singing prowess and winning dance moves in the tune of Christmas songs.

December 13 Saturday TUPIG COOK-OFF, Laoag City Bell Tower (Provincial Tourism Office: 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Satisfy your taste buds with one of the tastiest native delicacies blended with modern approach by the best tupig makers in the north.

December 17 Wednesday
• ILOCOS NORTE CAPITOL & LAOAG CITY CHRISTMAS PARTY As a season of love, peace, and thanksgiving, the people behind the yearlong successes of the Provincial Government and Laoag City are treated to a series of fun activities and gift-sharing.

• AY-AYAM NI ILOCANO This month-long mini-Olympics treat for both sports pros and enthusiasts complements the Christmas air with exciting buzzes and cheers. December 19, Friday DISKURSO NI ILOCANO: Inter High School Debate Cup 2014 Finals – La Tabacalera Function Hall, Laoag City (Sirib Youth Office- 670-7048 / 09279479906 ) Witness the Ilocano youth prove that Ilocos Norte is home to excellent public speakers as high school students compete in public speaking and debating respectively. December 22-23 Sirib Basketball League Finals, Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena (Sirib Youth Office- 670-7048 / 09279479906 ) The competition encourages good sportsmanship, develops strong playing skills, and promotes friendly relationships among the Ilocano youth from all the towns of Ilocos Norte.


December 27 Saturday PASKUA MI DITOY CONCERT, Provincial Capitol (Provincial Tourism Office : 077 (670-0004) / 09175500946 / 09175500945) Extend the Christmas spirit through this year-ender party featuring acts from brilliant performers.

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