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.