Lingayen Gulf Festival

Every year, residents, veterans and their families celebrate the Lingayen Gulf Festival in memory of the liberation of Lingayen from the Japanese.

Culture & Heritage | Historical

Description

Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan has among the most beautiful bays in the Philippines. It has been a fascinating tourist spot that attracts visitors throughout the country and never fails to astound people. Aside from it being a tourist destination, Lingayen Gulf is a significant place in Philippine history as it had figured prominently in World War II.  Every year, residents, dignitaries, veterans and their families celebrate the Lingayen Gulf Festival in memory of the liberation of Lingayen and the surrounding area from the Japanese by Allied troops led by General Douglas McArthur.