VIGAN SOLIDARITY DAY
THE VIGAN FOOD AND TRADE FAIR ON CALLE FLORENTINO

VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR ▬ September is for the Solidarity Day officially called as the World Heritage Cities Solidarity Day and Cultural Festival. It is a festival happening worldwide but only limited to chosen few cities—basically UNESCO world heritage cities where Vigan is included.

In all the 4 festivals organized and funded by the city of Vigan, there is always a trade fair which is traditionally located south of the Plaza Burgos occupying a few hundred meters stretch of Calle Florentino.

This trade fair showcases the local products of Vigan, the Ilocos land as a whole and even products from other provinces in Luzon. Merchants as far as Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya even brought their products here to join the trade fair.

So what to expect in this trade fair? I visited the area to observe what's going on and these are the things I've seen.
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TULTULANG (BONES) BEING BOILED.
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I SPOTTED THIS IN THE FOOD TRADE FAIR

Furniture

The town of San Vicente northwest of Vigan is known for its wood furniture industry. This industry has made some families here well-off. The demand for their products is nationwide.

Furniture made of wood is a mainstay in all the trade fairs happening in Vigan.
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YOU CAN CHOOSE A VARIETY OF SETS HERE FOR YOUR GARDEN OR SALA
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VIGAN-INSPIRED FURNITURE

Ornamental Plants

Popular products showcased in the trade fair are ornamental plants. Orchids are the most visible here. Check out below for some photos.
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LEMON
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BONSAI
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THIS ONE IS GOOD IN THE HOUSE
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SOME AERIAL ORNAMENTAL PLANTS
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WHITE ORCHID
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VIOLET ORCHIDS

There are actually a plethora of choices here from aerial plants to bonsai. Orchids at least cost 100 pesos and get more expensive depending on the size, quality and variety.

Some Local Food

Vigan won't be complete without bagnet. In this trade and food fair, this local food is plenty. There are also Calasiao puto capturing the Bigueno palate among others.

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These are just some of the things I found in the Solidarity Day trade and food fair and I swear there are more. Visit it yourself and have fun!
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Edmar Guquib

Hello! This is your Ilocano Blogger, Edmar Guquib. I was born and raised in Vigan City and I have this insatiable love and passion for Ilocos (Sur and Norte). I put up this blog to share the discoveries I learned in this beautiful land and to serve as a platform to inform and update all Ilocanos in the world with a personal touch. For business, advertising, product promotion, invitation and inquiries, email me at edmaration@gmail.com.

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