Do you love butterflies? If you do, then there is no wonder that you would crave to see the unusual celebration by the people of Marinduque called Bila-Bila Festival or Butterfly Festival.
This festival is celebrated during the town fiesta, every December 8 in Boac town, capital of Marinduque. The event features the life cycle of butterflies since butterfly farming is the town’s unique industry. Literally stated, a butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect which is essential to environment but for the Boaceños, butterfly is not just a simple creature of God but a symbol of hope. Aside from its natural role of enhancing the environment, butterfly has been their good source of income for numerous years.
During the festival, participants wear their vibrant and multi-colored costumes which entail flower petals and butterfly wings. This much-awaited colorful event includes street dancing that promotes the island province of Marinduque as the butterfly capital of the Philippines. Unlike any other festivals which usually honor patron saints, Bila-Bila festival is a unique way of paying tribute to butterflies that could be a big hit worldwide emphasizing the heart of Marinduquenos in giving importance to the said creature.
Dream Favor Travel and Tours offers discounted tour packages for your 2 days and 1 night stay in Marinduque.
Below is our tour package itinerary:
BILA-BILA FESTIVAL WITH CULTURE & HERITAGE TOUR
Meet and greet at Balanacan Port Meet the patron saint in Balanacan Sightseeing at Balanacan view deck, for the western coastline of the province Rolling tour from the towns of Mogpog and Boac Visit the cathedral where Immaculate Conception resides Visit the Museum and mesmerize with Marinduque historical stories View of the town proper with heritage houses Lunch at one of the heritage houses where you can taste the authentic Marinduque cuisine After lunch, proceed to some historical places (Provincial Capitol Bldg., Laylay Port and Butterfly Farm)
Check in at the Hotel Experience “Putong” our very own tradition of welcoming visitors (only in Marinduque) Dinner at the Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel Pick up and transfer to Boac town to celebrate the festivities Bila-Bila Street Dancing Watch the competition proper Lunch at Mamitas café Visit Pasalubong Centers Check out & Departure
Hotel accommodation Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast Tourguide Van Service Entrances or environmental fees
Option 1: Manila to Marinduque to Manila – Php 4,998/pax for a min. of 10 pax Option 2: Balanacan Port, Marinduque to hotel in Boac to Balanacan Port – Php 3,888/pax for a min. of 10 pax
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