The Tasty and Colorful Ubi Festival
Bohol is a place rich in culture and surprises! You would never regret taking the plight to such a charming island. For me, one of the most notable attitudes of Boholanos is their value for “Ubi”—a local root crop that keeps their livelihood active. “Ubi” never grows the same way in other parts of the country as it does in Bohol. As such, the locals keep it in high regard in many ways, even dedicating a festival for it.
In one of my visits to Bohol, I was lucky enough to come around the same time an Ubi Festival is held. A varied display of the crop featured in cakes, putos, ice creams, chips, purees, and other delectable recipes is the highlight of the show. There were also lots of cultural activities, exhibits, and seminars geared to introduce “Ubi” into the world. The Ubi Festival, which is celebrated every January, is a good year-opener for travelers who are looking for a happy and tasty year. [more]
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