Roasted pigs dressed in scrub suit, riding a motorcycle, in a two piece bathing suit? Those were some of the scenes you’ll find in the annual Halad Inasal Festival in Talisay City, Cebu.
The Halad Inasal Festival, commenced with a parade of what they’re famous of – the Lechon or Inasal.
The scrumptious roasted pigs were paraded starting at Sta. Lucia, Bulacao going to Talisay Central School via the South Reclamation Project (SRP) route.
There were more than 20 participants who showcased their lechon, garbed in various themes depending on the participating company’s motif. Floats were adorned with lechon shaped breads, puso (hanging rice) and colorful flowers and balloons. Some floats were conceptualized as a lechon.
Aside from the inasal parade, a dance of colorful costumes filled the streets as participants of the street dance competition awed the audience with their enthusiasm and energy as they interpret the halad song.
This annual celebration is a thanksgiving for their patron saint, Sta. Teresa de Avila.