It’s all systems go for the celebration of Pista’y Dayat 2013 with several fun-filled and exciting events being lined up to delight Pangasinenses and visitors alike this summer.
Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa S. De Guzman, chairman of this year’s celebration, said that the provincial government endeavors to further its cause in promoting Pangasinan tourism thru environmental friendly related activities thus keeping firm the province’s culture and tradition.
De Guzman said that this year’s Pista’y Dayat being the Mother of All Festivals not just in the province but in the region will continuously be the pride of the province.
“We will be working hand-in-hand with the present administration thru the leadership of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. so that Pista’y Dayat will not only serve as an event but make it as the province’s very own distinct celebration that will showcase the very best of Pangasinan,” she noted.
The celebration kicked off with the presentation of the 25 official Limgas na Pangasinan candidates last April 8 followed by a courtesy call to the governor right after the regular flag-raising ceremony and press conference in the afternoon.
Selected Darling of the Press among the 25 equally lovely and witty candidates was 18 year-old Cynthia Caldona of Dagupan City.
Schedule of events for this year’s sea festival is yet to be finalized with activities which include the following: Tourism and Trade Expo, Takayan Na Dayew (Vocal Solo Contest), San Miguel Beer Night, Beach Pinoy Games, Poster-Making Contest, Sayawan ed Aplaya, Search for Mr. and Ms. Sangguniang Kabataan, Doypuay Kalangweran 2013 (Youth Camp), Family Wellness Day, Sand Sculpting Contest, Banca Parada, Beach Volleybelles, Triathlon Invitational (Open), Paboksing Ed Gulpo and Coronation Night of Limgas na Pangasinan.
Pista’y Dayat 2013 events will officially start on April 13 until May 1, which is the main celebration. (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)