A Sweet Revelry: Rosquillos Festival of Liloan
Whether you are a local or a tourist, festivals provide a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the country’s culture, interact with the community, indulge in delicious cuisine, and create lasting memories. The combination of vibrant atmosphere, cultural showcase, delectable food, and tourist attractions make festivals in the Philippines an exciting and memorable experience.
The Rosquillos Festival is an annual event held in the town of Liloan in honor of its patron saint, San Ferdinand El Rey. The festival also celebrates and showcases the local delicacy called “rosquillos”. Rosquillos are cookies that are circular in shape with flower-like edges. It is a mixture of flour, egg, sugar, shortening and baking powder. The first rosquillos were originally baked in 1907 by Margarita “Titay” T. Frasco using her clay oven or “hudnohan”. The name means “ringlet” in Spanish (from rosca, “ring”).
The Rosquillos Festival serves as a platform to promote tourism, boost the local economy, and celebrate the unique culture and culinary traditions of the town of Liloan.
The Rosquillos Festival is just a glimpse of the vibrant tapestry of celebrations that take place across the Philippines. Each place has its own unique festivals and traditions, making the country a place of cultural diversity and a destination for immersive cultural experiences.
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