Is a festivity celebration of the Minglanillahanons showcasing their talents by means of dancing as an expression of happiness in order to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Kabanhawan is a Cebuano term means resurrection. The festival held during Easter Sunday usually done in the ground of Minglanilla Central School. The dance is composed of two categories – the Ritual Showdown and Street Dancing.
Minglanilla Cebu, a first class municipality, is also known as the “Sugat Capital” of the South. In the early days, Minglanilla was a barangay of Talisay.
It was “Buat”, a variation of the word ‘bulad’which means dried fish. According to the church records, the town was founded in 1858 by Father Fernando Sanchez, the first Spanish priest who changed the name to Minglanilla, an obscure place in Spain where he was born.