How to make red wine from coconuts
When: 18th May every year
Where: Barugo, Leyte, Philippines
The Sanggutan Festival honors the ancient methods of coconut wine processing and takes the form of a dance that portrays the winemaking process during the old times in Leyte.
A “sanggut” (or scythe) is used to gather sap from the coconut buds which is then fermented to make the wine (called tuba). The costumes are the everyday wear of the mananggete (wine maker) and his family, which are mainly red because the tuba stains everything and everyone that it touches!
Food and Drink
Eat: Chicken Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines
Drink: Long Island tea cocktail or Brandy with Ice Tea powder
Travel to the Philippines
The festival is held in Barugo, on Leyte in the Phillipines. The nearest airport is Tacloban (33 km away) but you may need to book a flight to Cebu on and then take an internal flight to Leyte island.