The Municipality of San Roque vibrantly marked its 63rd Founding Anniversary with the 2023 Parayan Festival held on the same day, March 16, 2023. Board Member Dionisio Dexter Galit graced the occasion representing Governor Edwin Ongchuan and the Provincial Government, along with Board Member and former San Roque Mayor Don Abalon.
The Parayan Festival showcased the rich cultural heritage of San Roque through various activities, including street dancing, and the Rice Cycle Ritual dance presentation contests. The celebration also highlighted the town’s major agricultural product – rice, which is essential to the local economy.
The event was a resounding success, and the attendees expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the organizers in bringing the community together to celebrate their town’s founding anniversary.
Spearheaded by San Roque Mayor Maria Ana G. Abalon, the 2023 Parayan Festival and Founding Anniversary was also joined by local officials, community leaders, residents and guests from other towns, who took part in the festivities.