The Christmas night market organized by the provincial government at the Capitol grounds in Tagbilaran City raked in P1.1 million in total sales on its first week.
Capitol communications chief Augustus Escobia said that the amount was generated through the curated market’s sales from its opening on November 5 until November 10.
According to Escobia, majority of the revenues were earned through food sales at over P941,000.
Meanwhile, the agriculture and handicraft segments of the market raked in P130,174 and P65,542, respectively.
The 40-day Christmas bazaar, dubbed “Kasadya! Pasko sa Bohol,” was launched as an avenue for local entrepreneurs to display their wares and to promote local cuisine, culture and tradition.
It features local dishes, farm produce, processed food, arts, handicrafts, plants and ornamental items at the Carlos P. Garcia Park and will run until December 15.
According to organizers, other activities have also been launched as part of the over month-long celebration including the Belen contest.
Final judging for the competition will be on December 14 to 15, 2019 at the CPG Park.
Organizers are also set to hold the Dayegon contest at the Bohol Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on December 13.
Both the “Belen” and “Dayegon” are two of the most enduring Christmas traditions that have been one of the hallmarks of local heritage.
The Belen is a display of the manger scene depicting the birth of Jesus while the Dayegon is the traditional devotional performance expressed as votive carol to the newborn Christ. (RT)