Tinagba Festival is an annual event that is held in February, in Iriga City of Camarines Sur province. Tinagba means "first harvest offering". The fiesta coincides with the feast day of Our day of Lourdes, featuring the tradition of offering the first harvest to God.
One of the most attractive festivals across the Philippines, the festival constitutes the re-enactment of an ancient traditional ritual that involved making offerings of the land's best produce. The festival features a variety of activities including street dancing competitions.
The roots of the festival actually come from the earliest Bicolans, who would offer their harvest to the gods, as a way of thanking them and asking for the next harvest to be even more abundant.
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