Buglasan Festival - Negros Oriental Events

Buglasan Festival

October 16 | Dumaguete City 


In olden times the island of Negros was referred to as Buglas, after the tall reeds that were predominant in the area. A map said to have been drawn by Diego Lope Povedano dated 1572 shows an island named Buglas Insulis. The Buglasa Festival is anmed after Negros island's beginnings.


Buglasan was dormant for many years until 1990, when it was revived as part of Negros Oriental’s centennial as a province. Buglasan was applied to the entire celebration. It has since evolved into a “Festival of Festivals,” bringing together the finest street dancing contingents of Negros Oriental’s twenty established festivals for a day of competitions.


The Buglasan Festival of Festivals brings all these together for a “one-stop shop” of Negros Oriental’s festivals, experienced in all their pageantry and color in a weeklong of fellowship and merrymaking.



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