Every third week of August | Libon
Known not only because of the Geothermal Power, Tiwi is famous originally because of the “Coron” or pottery products that are shaped in different forms and sizes either in round or hexagonal shapes.
This traditional industry can be traced back in the early part of the seventeenth century when the sticky clay dug at the hilly place near the sea named bolo was discovered to have a useful way when the early settlers formed them in different shapes which they used for cooking, eating or drinking.
Not ceasing to this discovery, it soon became a big and productive livelihood for the people in the years to come, spreading them commercially to other towns and regions.
Capitalizing on these clay products from whence the town of Tiwi became know, the 1st Coron Festival was born under the strong initiative of Mayor Patria Gutierrez and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan.
A showcase of events highlighted by a street presentation participated in by the town’s different public and private schools and sectors gives a week-long of fun and merriment to visitors and local people.
The religious package of devotion and prayer in honor of Albay’s patroness, Nuestra Señora de Salvacion (Our Lady of Salvation) is the peak event of the festival, colorfully drawing thousands of devotees and religious groups through a long maritime procession of different local sea vessels on the sea spray of the serene pacific ocean going to the quiet barangay of Joroan, the home of the miraculous image.