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The region p roduces most of the country's rice supply, earning itself the nickname "Rice Granary of the Philippines"

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Feasts and Festivals

Feast Days
Feast days, or “fiestas” in local parlance, are generally festive celebrations that involve fairs, carnivals, a tiangge (flea market), craft exhibits, amateur song and dance contests, musical shows. On the eve of a fiesta in Bataan, the merriment already begins with a serenata (brass band) concert or contest at the town plaza. On the big day itself, a drum and bugle band marches around the main thoroughfares with the kurakol or kuraldal or sambale (street dancing) strutting along its wake.

Feast Day of St. Dominic
(Abucay; last Sunday of October).

Feast Day of St. Catherine of Alexandria
(Bagac; November 23).

Feast Day of St. Joseph
(Balanga; April 28).

Feast Day of St. John the Baptist
(Dinalupihan; June 24).

Feast Day of St. Peter of Varon
(Hermosa; May 3).

Feast Day of St. Francis de Assisi
(Limay; October 4).

Feast Day of St. Nicolas
(Mariveles; third Sunday of February).

Feast Day of Nuestra Señora del Pilar
(Morong; February 2).
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(Orani; May 8).

Feast Day of Nuestra Señora del Pilar
(Pilar; October 12).

Feast Day of St. Catherine of Sienna
(Samat; April 30).

Holy Week
The observance of the Holy Week in Bataan starts with Ash Wednesday when kubuls are set up in every barangay for the pabasa wherein the life of Jesus Christ is read through chanting by devotees. It precedes the week-long activities that take place from Linggo ng Palaspas (Palm Sunday) to Salubong (Easter Sunday), highlighted by church events.

Bataan Day (April 5)
An annual province-wide event during which war veterans and their families travel from all over the country to Mount Samat to commemorate the bravery of the soldiers who offered their lives for freedom during the wars.

Paskuhan sa Mabatang
(Mabatang, Abucay; December). Christmas celebration in Matabang extends to the streets of every sitio in the barangay, which are lavishly adorned to rejoice the season.

   

Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.

This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.

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