TARLAC CITY, January 19 (PIA) – Malacañan Palace has declared January 20 a special non-working holiday in the City of Tarlac, in line with the commemoration of the 3rd Melting Pot Festival.
On January 13, President Benigno Aquino III issued Proclamation No. 706, which states "to give the people the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies."
This year marks the third annual celebration of the Melting Pot Festival, a multi-racial cultural festival, which marks the beginnings of Tarlac City as the Melting Pot of Central Luzon.
Accordingly, the weeklong celebration held from January 13-20, featured beauty pageants, talent searches, sport events, singing competitions, exhibits, food festival, street dancing and grand parade. (CLJD/LGCC-PIA 3)