SUMBINGTIK IS BACK AFTER A TWO YEAR HIATUS
After an almost 2 years hiatus due to the pandemic, SumBingTik resumed in Cainta. The annual festival has brought back a sense of normalcy to the community, with a range of festivities catering to all sectors and age groups. This year's theme was “Pistang Perya Sa Cainta” (Carnival Feast in Cainta).
Ms. Gay Queen was a showcase inclusion of the LGBT community, followed by the Caindakan Street Dance -- a street parade with participants from different schools wearing brightly colored costumes and dancing to the rhythm of drums, music, and folk songs. On the second day, Serenata featured orchestra music reminiscent of the big bands of yesteryears.
Much anticipated were the Color Fun Run and the Bike Ride, a promotion of health and wellness. This was followed by the much more modern Youth Can Dance, which featured the best young dancers of Cainta. Our LGU Day with Palarong Pinoy was a much-needed employee engagement activity and morale booster.
The highlight of the Fiesta is still no doubt the SumBingTik House Decoration. The word SumBingTik is a portmanteau of suman, bibingka, and latik, the town`s delicacies made from glutinous rice and coconut. Houses in Barangay Sto. Niño were decorated with different delicacies and the street was highlighted by huge SumBingTik props. The Grand Float Parade is the much-anticipated event of the fiesta, and this year 22 floats graced the streets of Cainta. The floats presented the theme “Pistang Perya Sa Cainta”, which features different characters, games, and rides, created and built using recyclable materials. Ending the festival is a Zumba / Aero Marathon held on the day of the Fiesta, which is also the feast day of Our Lady of Light.