8th Viray Festival of Santa Ana, Cagayan

Monday, July 17, 2023
8th Viray Festival ng Santa Ana, Cagayan | June 08, 2023
The Provincial Government of Cagayan through the Cagayan Tourism Office led by En.P. Jenifer Junio-Baquiran congratulates the Local Government Unit of Santa Ana for the successful launch of their 8th Viray Festival with the theme “Ti Agtitimpuyog a Puli, Tulbek iti Irarang-ay ti Ili”.
The first day of the festivity, started off with the Viray Fluvial Parade, a fleet of elaborately adorned Viray and bancas which set sailed from Casambalangan and San Vicente followed by its opening ceremony, ceremonial mass, unveiling of Viray logo, and ribbon cutting at the open court.
The agri-booth and Viray Miniature Village which was participated by every barangay can be seen at the LGU Park. Other activities such as Mural Painting Contest, Palaro ng Bayan, and Miss Viray 2023 Pre-pageant were also completed on the first day.
They started the second day with the first-ever Viray Belt Fishing Tournament participated by fourteen teams from the different agencies and organizations in the municipality.
The following are the winners:
Over-All Champion:
Mr. John Paul Urdas of Mainland Tour Guide
Longest Beltfish: (40.5 inches)
Mr. Proceso Ricardo of Santa Ana Landbank
Heaviest Single Beltfish: (0.65 kg)
Mr. Sherwin Lorenzo of IKONA Inc.
Another activity showcased was the Viray Aquathlon, a multisport race consisting of swim and run events. Competitors of the Junior Girls and Junior Boys completed the 500-meter swim followed by a 1,000-meter run, whereas, for the Young & Adult category, the total race distance was both 1,000 meters for swimming and running. Medal and cash prizes were given to the winners and everyone who joined also got a certificate of participation.
Young & Adult Boys (16-25 years old)
Champion: Glyden Agacer
2nd place: James Carl Asis
3rd place: Jhon Edison Amora
Young & Adult Girls
Champion: Niña Anne Antonio
Junior Boys (10-15 years old)
Champion: JM Darelle Raquini
2nd place: Mark June Diego
3rd place: Mark Francis Sto. Tomas
Junior Girls
Champion: Christine Joy Guzman
2nd place: Monica Toribio
3rd place: Avianna Jade Francia
Other activities during the second day included a sand sculpting contest and the Banchetto Night.
The said festival ended with the Search for Miss Viray 2023.
For more updates regarding festival activities and results tune in to Santa Ana Tourism Facebook page.
Congratulations on a triumphant 8th Viray Festival! Viva Viray!
Pagbati mula sa Provincial Government of Cagayan through the Cagayan Tourism Office! ✨
Written by: Jamae Villafuerte