The 2-week revelries in Cadiz City’s Dinagsa Festival has generated P1 billion of local sales according to Mayor Salvador Escalante.
The festival, which ended yesterday, drew visitors from all across the province and its surrounding areas, with a sizable number of young people attending the grand finale on January 29.
This year’s crowd according to Escalante has surpassed the half a million estimated crowd in 2020, the last face-to-face festival before the lockdown.
Escalante said that over the course of two weeks, at least 62 different activities were arranged in honor of Seor Santo Nio de Cadiz. This year’s Dinagsa festival was the first after nearly 2-year of lockdown due to COVID-19.
Along with the noticeable rise in sales of food, bottled beverages, soda, and beers, painting stores also earned a lot from the sale of paint to revelers who participated in the “lamhitanay”, a smearing of paint among festival goers during street dancing parade.
Tribu Tinambitres bested seven other contingent tribes and took home P 200,000.00 cash prize, trophy and P1 million worth of projects.