Pistay Dayat means “Sea Festival,” as it is a thanksgiving festival for the year’s abundant harvest from the sea. Pista’y Dayat Festival is celebrated annually in Pangasinan. It lasts for two weeks and is held at the Lingayen Beach.
The highlights of Pista’y Dayat Festivals are traditional Limgas na Pangasinan (Maiden of Pangasinan) coronation and the iconic Banca Parada wherein artistically-designed bancas are showcased through a grand parade along Limahong Channel of the Agno River.
Pistay Dayat offers multiple activities such as tourism and trade expo, beach-sport competition, variety shows, boat painting and sandscaping competition.
This year 3D Mural Painting Contest is an addition to Pista’y Dayat activities. Where Pangasinan local artist were encourage to join the contest to showcase their talents in painting. The contest was performed last April 21, 2018 with the theme: “Yaman nan Pangasinan: nen Saman anggad Natan” (Yaman ng Pangasinan : Noon hanggang Ngaun).