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03-MAR-2012 © Jojie F. Alcantara

Streetdancing parade

Malaybalay, Bukidnon

The Province of Bukidnon is historically recognized as ancestral home to seven indigenous hill tribes, namely: Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Talaandig, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon. From the dialect “amul” (to gather), comes a special gathering of ceremonies for tribal communities (wedding, harvest, thanksgiving, peace rites, etc.), and it was named Kaamulan.

Held annually as a major celebration in the region of Northern Mindanao, the Kaamulan Festival is one of the most authentic ethnic festivals I have witnessed by far. It is held in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon from February (2nd half) to March 10, culminating in the founding anniversary of Bukidnon as a province in 1917.

Kaamulan Festival celebrates the diversity in culture and long steeped tradition of the seven tribes that settled in the province. It is a showcase of colorful artistry, talents, peaceful coexistence and exotic heritage set in a province blessed with rolling hills, cool climate, verdant forest, lakes and vast plantations.

(excerpt from Jojie Alcantara's published article, "Bukidnon's Kaamulan Festival 2012")

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Jojie Alcantara23-Mar-2012 22:36
Thank you very much!
bill friedlander11-Mar-2012 15:58
Super WA shot of the dances. Very colorful and looks like fun. V
Zoltán Balogh10-Mar-2012 09:37
A superb photograph! V
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