Agew na Pangasinan – April 5 2013

Pangasinenses will be celebrating the 433rd Agew na Pangasinan this April 5, Friday. The day is customarily a special non-working holiday in the province, although last year, the festivities were moved to April 11 since April 5 is Maundy Thursday. Governor Amado Espino in 2010 signed Ordinance #143 which declared April 5 of every year as the foundation day of Pangasinan.

According to a brief history posted on the website of the local government of Pangasinan, the said Northern Luzon province was organized as a politico-civil administrative unit or province by then-Governor General Gonzalo Ronquillo de Peñalosa. Don Pedro Manrique served as its first alcalde mayor.

The following activities are scheduled to be held on April 5:

  • A presentation on Pangasinan history by the Pangasinan Historical and Cultural Commission
  • Awarding ceremonies for the “Kurit Panlunggaring” Literary Contest and the Balitok A Tawir Culture and Arts Festival
  • 4th ASNA Awards Night (for outstanding Pangasinenses)

PS: Pangasinan will have another province-wide holiday … on November 13.

Map of the Philippines with Pangasinan highlighted

Map of Pangasinan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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