The preparation of the province of Tarlac for the 6th edition of the Kanlungan ng Lahi [KanLahi] Festival is now underway and for the second time, some of the activities will be made virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival slated on March 7-11, will feature a Mass, KanLahi Bike Competition, Tarlac National Art competition, Tarlac Agri-Kultura, Cook Fest, Online Dance, Vlogging Competition, Binibining KanLahi, Bamboo Arts and Crafts Competition.
Conceptualized by Governor Susan Yap in 2017, the KanLahi Festival is celebrated every first Monday of March and it is a week-long celebration. The festival was established through an ordinance by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in 2017.
Yap urged Tarlaqueños to watch the activities on-line via the different social-media sites.
“I enjoin our kababayan to watch the festival on-line as we will showcase the talent and craftsmanship of Tarlaqueños. KanLahi is ours to be proud of,” Yap said.
KanLahi is one of the recognized festivals of the Department of Tourism.
In 2018, no less than President Rodrigo Duterte attended the festival together with some of his cabinet officials.