The founding anniversary of KolambuganÂ falls on every 1sr day of July. The famouse MANOK FESTIVAL highlights it. Actually, the Sarimanok is a landmark.Passersby and commuters coming from the different neighboring towns in a glimps knew they have reached Kolambugan seeing the Sarimanok. The SARIMANOK FESTIVAL is a celebration of peace and unity amidst the two dominant cultures of Christians and Muslim brothers. It is also a celebration of faith and abundance of its constituents and its twenty-six barangays.Colorful custumes of Sarimanok paraded the town in a street dancing competition. Agree-Aqua fairs, cultural programs and sporting contests are some of the highlights of the SARIMANOK FESTIVAL.