Kahimunan Festival

During the first Sunday of January in Bayugan municipality Kahimunan Festival begins and this is like a version of Sinulog in Cebu.

The festival highlights street dancing portraying tribal life in Agusan Del Sur.

As the event is on a Sunday, the festivity starts with a mass at the Sto. Nino Shrine Church where people give thanks for blessing received through the years. Prayers are also said for a bountiful harvest in the year.

A street dancing parade competition highlights the day participated by religious groups and organizations, social and civic groups, school, business establishments and fraternities.

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Angot Festival

Angot Festival is annually performed on 28th day of September during the town Fiesta in honor of St. Michael the Archangel, the Patron Saint of Prosperidad.

Angot Festival is characterized by a ritual called “Bat-ad”. The ritual is usually performed by a Babaylan, a well-respected faith-healing old man in the village. Bat-ad is an offering of food to Angot or Ompo, the god of abundant harvest, which includes a plate of rice, a boiled egg, broiled mudfish, a white wine and a mama. After the ritual, all villagers join together for a merry-making. Angot means “a thanksgiving ritual for the abundant harvest”.