The provincial government of Ilocos Norte has officially launched the opening of a series of Christmas events dubbed as ‘Paskua Mi Ditoy,’ a month- long celebration which underscores the customs and traditions of the Ilocanos in celebrating Christmas.
The launching was highlighted by lightning up the 45- foot Christmas tree displayed in front of the Ilocos Norte provincial capitol last December 8.
During the lightning ceremony, Gov. Imee R. Marcos turned on the switch of the 45-foot green fir tree into a light- adorned wonder right in front of the Ilocos Norte provincial capitol stage which awed the crowd.
In her short message, Gov. Marcos stressed on the significance of Christmas to every Ilocano. She said that the season is all about love, care, and affection in every family as well as joy and peace on earth.
“Ngayong pasko, nawa’y lahat ay maging masaya at ang mundo manatiling mapayapa lalo na sa pinakamamahal nating Probinsya. Sa panahong ito, sana ay pag-ibayuhin pa natin sa ating mga puso ang pagmamahal sa mga magulang, kapatid, at sa bawat miyembro n gating pamilya at sama-sama tayo na mag-aabang sa mas maganda pang kinabukasan,” Marcos added.
The short program was filled with Christmas songs rendered by the MMSU-CIT Choral group while Ira Cadiz, the champion of Bacarra Got talent showcased scores of lively performances which excited the crowd. (Florante A. Nicolas, PGIN- CMO)
9:00 AM *Central School Inauguration
Central School Grounds
5:00 PM *Launching of New Provincial Seal
*Capitol Light Up
6:30 PM *Batac Light Parade
9:00 AM *Solid North Tupig Cook-off Competition
Laoag Bell Tower Grounds
3:00 PM *Launching Lacasa Design Center
*La Tabacalera Museo Complex
Gen. Luna corner Llanes St.
7:00 AM *Explore Ilocos Norte 4×4 Extreme
Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. Memorial Stadium
5:00 PM *Food Strip Week
*Christmas Program Capitol
3:00 PM *Explore Ilocos Norte 4×4 Extreme
Adventure Challenge Awarding
*MDG Christmas Caravan 2011
5:00 PM *Balikbayan Holiday Reception
Malacañang of the North Paoay
5:00 PM *Lantern Parade
Paoay Ilocos Norte
6:00 PM *Choir Competition
6:00 PM *Sunflower Festival
Brgy 13, Naglicuan,Pasuquin
6:00 PM *Fliptop Challenge
Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena
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