The Buglasan Festival is a week-long commemoration of all festivals held every second week of October in Negros Oriental’s capital – Dumaguete City dubbed as the City of Gentle People. It is an annual festivity of the island's antiquity and diversity showcasing its cultural treasures that progressed from the many festivals from municipalities and cities in Negros Oriental. Buglasan Festival is a summit of these local festivals as a commemoration of each patron saint. Thus came to be known as the festival of festivals. Why is it called Buglasan? Buglasan came from the word “Buglas” which is the former name of Negros. According to two popular narratives, “buglas” came from 1) the tall perennial reeds known as “buglas” that were said to be predominant vegetation on the place at
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