Sumang Magkayakap Festival, Tanauan City

Tanauan City is famous for its Sumang Magkayakap Festival. Don’t know what sumang magkayakap is?

Suman, in general, is a product made of sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, steamed, then served with sauce made of melted sugar with coconut milk. Sumang magkayakap of Batangas, particularly in Tanauan City, are called as such because two sumans are tied together, appearing to be embracing each one. Yakap is the Tagalog translation for embrace.

Sumang Magkayakap Festival is part of the annual celebration of the cityhood of Tanauan held on the 10th day of March.