November 17, Santa Barbara, Iloilo

Anchored upon the Cry of Santa Barbara Celebration, this cultural
festival is a dance-drama showcasing the events that led to the historic
uprising of the Santa Barbaranhons against the oppressive Spanish
regime to its ultimate cry of victory and freedom. It is a reenactment
of the struggle for freedom by our very own local folks led by the
heroic Gen. Martin T. Delgado. The beat of “Marcha Libertador” serves as
the background music and the centerpiece of the entire show is the
raising of the Philippine Flag that symbolizes freedom. The Kahilwayan
Festival is an annual cultural festival which highlights the
commemoration of the Cry of Santa Barbara.

Kahilwayan Festival