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Popular and Notable Nueva Ecija Festivals | Socyberty

Popular and Notable Nueva Ecija Festivals | Socyberty.

Nueva Ecija, the largest province in Central Luzon, is a historic province with colorful and remarkable festivals. This province, with 5 cities and 27 municipalities, has diverse cultural traditions that became significant part of Novo Ecijanos culture and tradition.

Here are some of the most famous festivals in Nueva Ecija

Araquio Festival – Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija

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Araquio Festival is a unique and one of its kinds in the Philippines. This festival is Nueva Ecija’s very own theatrical-cum-religious presentation similar to “zarzuelas” during the Spanish regime in the country. The Araquio Festival is traditionally held in the month of May in the town of Peñaranda. The festival dramatized the spread of Christianity in the country and the war between Christians and Muslims. Festival performers, 16 performers in each Araquio group, sing, act and dance while a brass band plays. The choice of songs and choreography varies, but the script has remained the same since the tradition started.

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San Jose City: Brief History and Places of Interest | Trifter

San Jose City: Brief History and Places of Interest | Trifter.

San Jose City is popularly known as the “Onion Capital of the Philippines”. Let’s learn about this beautiful city and find out some of its most interesting features.

San Jose City is located in the Province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It is situated 160 km north of Manila, the country’s capital. That is about 4 hours drive. It is the northernmost city of the province and part of the “Central Plains” of Luzon with a population of more than 122,000 people.

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Brief History

San Jose City is formerly known as “Kabaritan”. The name is derived from the word “barit”, a kind of plant which grew abundantly in the place. Kabaritan means ‘a place where barit is abundant’. The first people who inhabited the place were the Negritos. The city was established as a full pledge municipality in 1894 and became a city in 1969.