The Mayantoc town fiesta basically an annual celebration on patron saints of the local Catholic Church. But put that on the side it a celebration for everyone. Even people from other religion join in the festivities of a town fiesta. The streets are decorated and hang streamers from every lamppost. Food is served on almost every house.
The Fiesta dates from March 18-23 but the celebration starts weeks before the main events. It starts with the Carnival during the Christmas Season near the market place. The flea market at the plaza where you can by from t-shirts, toys, accessories and not to mention the street foods. The Amateur Singing Contest, where anyone can sing at the stage and sing. The songs are from local music and international artist. They have also Group Dance Competition, dance to the night. And o add that they have some gambling booths around as well if youíre feeling lucky.
Now the main dates from above is the main attraction. The first day is when every one feast with a lot of food. Families been visited from distant relatives, guest and people just happen to be around and eat at their hearts content. Oh to explain, if your happen to be outside someoneís house you can tell them that your their to witness the festivities and ask to if you can join them. The next day will early in the morning their will be a parade, that will end till noon. Itís mostly compost of school bands showing of their drum and lyre (xylophone) skills with majorettes whirling their batons and flags. And also professional bands, from local to other ones from the country, show off their stuff as well. And in the afternoon they will have an expedition at the plaza as well. The third day is just a time to relax from all the festivities, but is doesnít stop there.
Even the night time even before the main dates is more entertaining than ever. The Mayantoc Beauty Pageant. There's a lot of Balikbayan during this time of year.