Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cagayan de Oro's Higalaay Pyro Festival: Painting the Sky with Colorful Lights


Article by: Clement Dampal II
Photo contributors:
    - Argie Yańez, Jashen Travilla of CINEMAGIX, Alex Orbegoso of AYO Foto, Premier Elipe

The annual Pyro Festival celebration presented by SM City Cagayan de Oro in partnership with the City of Cagayan de Oro and supported by the Department of Tourism Region 10 once again painted the sky with colorful canvas of dancing lights last August 28, 2015 (Friday- The official scheduled festival of the city) at Pueblo de Oro Grounds.
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez

The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at
Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of
Cagayan de Oro during the evening.
Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
On a recent post coming from the said mall, more than 200,000 people gathered the fireworks display, witnessing the literal explosive atmosphere of dancing lights blending it with chosen music and created an amusement of the cheering crowds.

A total of 7 contenders of different groups joined the Pyro Festival competition showcasing and competing their best compositions of light display and music. Moreover, the event started at 7pm as pre-program and officially blasted around 9pm complying with the airspace clearance given by the CAAP.

The team from Cagayan de Oro (the 7th fireworks display contestant) bagged the First Place followed by the team from Manila (5th fireworks display contestant) and the team from Iligan City (1st fireworks display contestant).

The Pyro Festival event has been a favorite of Kagay-anons and tourists and became part of the Festival's tradition.

The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Alex Y. Orbegoso of AYO Foto
On the other part of the City, last August 27, 2015 (Thursday), the Centrio Mall Ayala in partnership with the City of Cagayan de Oro joined the fireworks tradition promoting and celebrating the Higalaay Festival through pyro presentations held at Duaw Park, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro.
The fireworks display presented last August 27, 2015 at Duaw Park showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro river during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Alex Y. Orbegoso of AYO Foto

The event presented by the said mall amazed everyone with a thrilling and visual representation and experience of the celebration of light.

Both malls presented a one of a kind experience to the whole spectators. It created an enormous impact of entertainment to the whole crowd of family, buddies, friends, and the likes, given us a feeling of thrill and excitement. Both Pyro Festivals painted an awe-inspiring creation of wonder to the entire community and generated a truly unique Festival celebrating the Feast of St Augustine of Hippo. The number of the crowd joining the fireworks display with enormous excitement and high energy noise proves the event is a real success.

NOTE: Images used with permission from the above-mentioned photographers.
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Jashen Travilla of CINEMAGIX
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Jashen Travilla of CINEMAGIX
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 27, 2015 at Duaw Park showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro river during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Alex Y. Orbegoso of AYO Foto

The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented last August 28, 2015 at Pueblo de Oro showcasing the beauty of Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Argie Yańez
The fireworks display presented at Duaw Park showcasing the beauty of Carmen Bridge, Cagayan de Oro during the evening. Photo courtesy by: Premier Elipe

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