Thousands of local and foreign tourist flock to Sinait, Ilocos Sur to watch the much-awaited Sinait Garlic Festival during the 1st to 3rd of May that showcase the talent, ingenuity and hard work trait of Ilocano Farmers in various competition form.
The festival, a brainchild of Gov. DV Savellano and Sinait Mayor Edgar Yabes, reinforces the image of Sinait as the only Garlic Center of the North, in Ilocandia and of the entire Philippine archipelago. It also aims to encourage Ilocano farmers to mass produce high quality garlic using modern technology.
This festival otherwise known as Sinait Bawang Festival was conceived in 2000 by Governor Savellano and Mayor Yabes, who were given the chance to witness the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, alifornia, USA known as the Garlic Capital of the World. Sinait, which has an area of 7,800 hectares and 24,070 population is the entry point to Ilocos Sur from the North coming from Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Norte.