Aswang Festival

In the Philippines, Roxas City in the Capizprovince was the location of Dugo Capiznon Inc.'s annual Aswang Festival. Acitywide event attracting tourists with its local seafood, parades, dancing, and fancy dress ball, the primary purpose of the event was to dispel the myth of the aswang. Roxas City has long been a haven for aswangs, as well as witches and warlocks. The two-day pre­Halloween celebration was not appreciated or encouraged by the local Catholic churches.
Source: Guerrero, Stun of Islands, 67; Lopez, Handbook of Philippine Festivals, 146, 227

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