Tultugan Festival - Iloilo Events

Tultugan Festival

December 26 | Maasin


Tultugan is an indigenous Ilonggo bamboo drum used centuries ago by the natives of Panay to communicate with each other. The drum was used by the natives to send messages of distress to the community by making fast beats. Upon hearing, the beats neighbors will then follow the pattern. The transference of beats is crucial to the evoking the immediate action of everyone in the community.


Tultugan Festival is the main tourist attraction of the municipality. It gives tribute to Panay's rich culture. The festival features a competition between tribes wearing costumes with bamboo as dominant material and dancing to the beat of bamboo musical instruments. Also in the festival is the Gwapo-Gwapa Carabao, a contest of carabaos dressed in fancy costumes.


Read more about Maasin's Tultugan Festival.