Dasol, Pangasinan celebrated the first-ever “Asin Festival” last February 15 – 21 2015. Best known for its salt making industry, Dasol is featuring activities like the “101 Uses of Salt,” a “Salt Scraping Competition; and the groundbreaking of the Welcome arch.
Out of Dasol’s 18 barangays, eight are engaged in commercial salt production: Uli, Malacapas, Magsaysay, Bobonot, Poblacion, Gais-Guipe, Amalbalan and Hermosa. Salt production starts by December until April, peaks during the summer months. But during rainy season the salt farm turns into fishponds.