VIZCAYA TOWN HOLDS ONION FESTIVAL

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ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya: Touted as the onion capital of Cagayan Valley, this town is conducting a weeklong Onion Festival starting on Thursday with a grand parade participated in by 22 villages. Mayor Lucita Tan said the festival is an annual agri-trade fair showcasing the major agricultural products of Aritao such as red and white onions. Also featured are street dancing, mountain biking, tae kwon do, cooking contest and free mass wedding. The town’s name Aritao was coined after the Isinai tribe word “Ari-Tau” which means “Our King” and has originated from a famous Igorot King Mengal.

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