Akbar to Lamiteños: Preserve rich customs and traditions PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 17:06

LAMITAN CITY, Basilan – Gov. Jum Akbar enjoined the Lamiteños to preserve this city’s rich customs and traditions “that we could pass on to our children’s children” as this city is progressing.
Akbar’s message was made as the Lamiteños headed by Mayor Roderick Furigay are celebrating the 28th annual Lami-Lamihan Festival.

This year’s Lami-Lamihan festival is themed “Perpetuating the Grandeur of the Past in Humane and Progressive Society.”
Lami-Lamihan, which means merry making, showcases the traditional Yakan rich customs and traditions in which Lamitan has thrived for years in accordance to such customs and traditions.

“As this city is progressing, I enjoin everyone to join hands in preserving Lamitan’s rich customs and traditions that we could pass on to our children’s children,” Akbar said.

“Though, we have to adopt modernity as we progress, we should not set aside our rich customs and traditions since it symbolizes our history, and how we evolve to the present times,” Akbar added.

Akbar urged the Lamiteños to be open-minded “so we can attain peace and progress and let Lamitan City progress along side with our customs and traditions for it is our unique identity in the society.”
The highlight of the Lami-Lamihan festival is this city’s fiesta today, June 28, in honor of St. Peter, its patron saint.