Thursday, January 26Multi-awarded Filipina blogger, publicist and social media specialist
Shadow

Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival 2018 Ethnic Sports Competition

The Kaamulan Festival has truly evolved. From being a simple celebration whereby representatives from Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes would all gather in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon, the annual festival has now turned into quite a spectacle. Despite the many changes, however, I’m glad that there are still events that allowed our indigenous brothers and sisters to showcase their rich, unique and truly colorful culture and tradition.

One of these events was the Kaamulan Festival Ethnic Tribal Olympics or Kaamulan Ethnic Sports Competition. In Binukid language, ethnic sports is called “Alu-Alu.”

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

Representatives from theĀ Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Tigwahanon, and Umayamnon tribes challenged each other in at least 18 ethnic sports at the Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay:

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

Lit-ag (traditional hunting and inland fishing skills),
Bag-id ha Kagtubo (fire building),
Kag-asud/Bevayu daw Pasili hu Humay (rice pounding),
Banlak (tug of war),
Galing ta Batu hu Kamais (corn grinding),
Duso (pestle pushing),
Sagakad/Akew (still race),
Kagbiak/Gurey (timber splitting),
Kagpana (archery),
Kagbunlawit (spear throwing),
Dasay/Magalang ha Badi,
Dumadasig (cheering),
Pulagey (track and field),
Babaha/Tiang (carrying of humans),
Sumpit (blow dart),
Bis-aya Pulagey (marathon),
Palatek (dagger throwing) and
Talembu (cooking).

The photos here were all taken by the Bukidnon Online team led by Ben and Dan. Thank you so much, guys!

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

kaamulan festival 2018 bukidnon ethnic sports

The tribes also did a dance. Video below:

SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS (only takes 2 seconds)

PLEASE SUPPORT BY SHARING:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!