UPDATE: This is the final and official Kaamulan Festival 2013 Bukidnon schedule of activities! :)
Bukidnon's yearly grand ethnic cultural festival and gathering of the 7 hill tribes is finally here! The Kaamulan Festival 2013 is the gathering of Bukidnon's 7 hill tribes namely Bukidnon, Umayamnon, Manobo, Talaandig, Matigsalug, Higaonon and Tigwahanon tribes. The Kaamulan Festival 2013 is inarguably Bukidnon's grandest festival.
The term Kaamulan, derived from the word "amul" which means "to gather," can mean many things - a datuship ritual, a thanksgiving festival, a peace pact or a wedding ceremony. This year, the Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival 2013 is all of these :)
The Kaamulan 2013 theme is: "Sustaining Culture and Unity Towards Progress and Development"
The Kaamulan Fest...
In a previous post, this Mindanao blogger shared with you the Kadayawan Festival 2012 official logo. How did you find the official 2012 Kadayawan Festival logo? I personally liked it :)
Anyways, as I previously mentioned, the much-awaited Kadayawan Festival 2012 in Davao City is set to take place from August 17 to 19, 2012! Yes, folks, the King of Festivals is set to take place in just a few weeks. Have you made plans yet?
Here's the Kadayawan Festival 2012 schedule of activities: (you can click on the image for a bigger view)
The 2012 Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival will feature the theme: "10 Tribes, 1 Vibe" The 10 Davao tribes that truly celebrate the diversity of Davao City's cultures are:
Earlier, I shared with you the list of the official candidates of Miss Kagay-an 2012. Did your bet make it to the list?
Now, these lovely ladies will be presented to the media for the 2012 Ms. Kagay-12 press presentation event on July 23, 2012.
A press release from the City Tourism Board of Cagayan de Oro says:
The CDO City Tourism Board and N Hotel inks an agreement for the highly anticipated Press Presentation of the 12 Official candidates of Ms. Kagay-an 2012 scheduled next week. The candidates will be presented to the media as their first official public appearance. The Darling of the Press winner will be chosen from the Press Presentation. Ms. Gean Cesar, Co-Chair of Ms. Kagay-an 2012 and Chair of Ways and Means, together with CTB Finance Officer Linda Costales signs contract o...
It is considered the biggest and funnest beach festival in Mindanao, Philippines!
The Sarangani Bay Festival 2012 is set to happen on May 18 - 19, 2012. The 2012 Sarangani Bay Fest must be your ultimate summer and beach adventure!
Last year, the 2011 Sarangani Bay Festival had lots of activities. This year, the Provincial Government of Sarangani led by Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez will surely deliver! Just look at some of the activities lined up for the Sarangani Bay Fest 2012:
May 18, 2012 - Sarangani Run, Swim Across the Bay, Beach Dance Marathon, Sarangani Swim Challenge, Sand Sculpture, Sayaw Sarangani, Beach Volleyball, Beach Football, Skim Boarding, Bay Bodies etc
May 19, 2012 - Bancarera (this is really fun!), Coastal Clean Up, Poi and Zip Clinic, Zumba Party, Concert ...
It's that time of year again! The Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon, once called by former Tourism Secretary Ace Durano as the only authentic ethnic festival left in the Philippines today, will soon take place.
The 2012 Kaamulan Festival will start on February 16, 2012 and will end on March 10, 2012, the very same day the Province of Bukidnon celebrates its 95th Foundation Day.
The Kaamulan Festival 2012 schedule of activities can be found below.
The Kaamulan Festival is the annual gathering of Bukidnon's 7 hill tribes namely Bukidnon, Talaandig, Manobo, Higaonon, Matigsalug, Tiguahanon and Umayamnon.
Among the highlights of the 2012 Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon are:
Kaamulan Festival Bukidnon 2012:
February 16, 2012 - soft opening of Kaamulan Festival 2012 at Malaybalay Cit...
How fast time flies! It's now October and that means one thing --- it's Lanzones Festival time! Lanzones Festival is celebrated yearly in the beautiful island paradise that is Camiguin Island, Mindanao, Philippines! This year, the Camiguin Lanzones Festival 2011 celebration will kick off on October 16, 2011.
The Camiguin Island Lanzones Festival 2011 schedule of activities can be found below.
Thank you to the Camiguin Island Tourism Office for the information!
Camiguin Island remains to be one of my most favorite places to go in Mindanao --- heck, it's one of my most favorite places to go period! It's a pretty island that has a lot of flora and fauna and of course, Mantigue Island and White Island are just amazing. Blue green waters, white sand, barely anyone else on the island......
After the successful staging of the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, the Kagay-an Festival in Cagayan de Oro City, the Tuna Festival in General Santos City and the Bonok Bonok Festival in Surigao, here's a month-long (yes, you read that right! They celebrate their city fiesta for an entire month!) Mindanao fiesta celebration that you might want to participate in.
Mindanaoan.com earlier posted the official Diyandi Festival 2011 official schedule of activities --- the 2011 Diyandi Festival is Iligan City's month long cultural celebration. If I'm not mistaken, Iligan City is the only city in the entire Philippines that celebrates its fiesta in one entire month! It concludes with the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel on September 29. Established to promote Iligan's cultural identity, ...
After the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Kagay-an Festival 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City and the 13th Tuna Festival in General Santos City, it's now time for another Mindanao festival --- Bonok-bonok 2011 Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival in Surigao!
Bonok Bonok 2011, which officially starts on September 9, 2011, features ethnic mardi gras street dancing and other festivities. Bonok Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw 2011 is also held in line with the annual fiesta celebration of San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 10.
This year’s Bonok Bonok 2011 street dancing competition has two categories: the Free Interpretation (FI), which is open to barangays, schools and municipalities within and outside the Province of Surigao del Norte and the Bonok-bonok (BB) based which is open to barangays of Surigao C...
About a month ago, Mindanaoan.com shared with you the Kagay-an Festival 2011 core events. Today, this Mindanao blogger is so proud to share with you fabulous news --- Mindanaoan.com is an official media partner of the 2011 Kagay-an Festival! Woohoo! :D
The Kagay-an Festival is an annual event which also coincides with the Cagayan de Oro City fiesta in honor of patron Saint Augustine. This year, the 2011 Kagayan Festival is being organized by Promote CDO Foundation, Inc., the City Government of Cagayan de Oro in cooperation with the Department of Tourism Region X.
Promote CDO Foundation President Reuben Vegafria said that their group, along with partner organizations, are rallying to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas as investment and tourism destinations. The city...
The King of Festivals is finally here! Kadayawan Festival 2011 has finally started! Kadayawan Festival is the biggest, most colorful and grandest annual event in Davao City and perhaps in the entire Mindanao. Kadayawan Festival, which never fails to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Davao City, is the yearly event where the Davao City tribes all gather and celebrate life, culture, tradition and thank God for the bounties of harvest. Kadayawan Festival Davao City also signals the start of the durian and orchid seasons in Davao! Yes, folks, you can purchase durian and orchids particularly waling-waling at pretty good prices during Kadayawan.
Kadayawan, by the way, is from the word "dayaw," which means valuable, beautiful, good or just about anything positive. The color theme in th...
Mindanao is really the place to be these days, folks! Davao City's Kadayawan Festival 2011 and Cagayan de Oro City's Kagay-an Festival 2011 are fast approaching and as if those two grand activities are not enough --- here's another Mindanao festival for you to join! The much-awaited 2011 Tuna Festival in General Santos City!
The Tuna Festival 2011 is not just an event that highlights the importance of the tuna fishing industry in this part of Mindanao but also celebrates GenSan's 43rd Charter Anniversary. This year's Tuna Festival is the 13th. Experience the 13th Tuna Festival in GenSan from August 27 to September 5, 2011.
Tuna Festival 2011 General Santos City theme --- Exploring New Depths, Conquering New Heights!
Saw this Tuna Festival 2011 schedule of activities on a social ne...
The biggest annual event in Cagayan de Oro, Northern Mindanao is set to happen next month!
The much-awaited 2011 Kagay-An Festival or the 2011 Cagayan de Oro fiesta is set to take place on the third week of August 2011. The Kagay-An Festival 2011 coincides with the fiesta celebration in honor of patron saint St. Augustine. The lead organizers of this major Cagayan de Oro event are Promote CDO Foundation, Inc., the Department of Tourism Region X and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro.
Now if you plan to witness the various 2011 Kagay-an Festival activities, better start planning for your trip! You must also book your lodging as soon as possible as the CDO hotels, CDO hostels and other lodging and accommodation options get fully booked pretty fast.
You can book discounted hotel r...
Have you ever been curious about Sarangani Mindanao? I have! I've always wondered what you can do, what you can see, what you can visit/explore/discover and even what you can eat in Sarangani! Admittedly, all I know for sure (so far) about the Sarangani Province are:
- it's the district being represented by top Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao
- it's where you can experience fun-filled water tubing
- it's the home of my former classmate in Ateneo, incumbent Sarangani Provincial Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez
Needless to say, this Mindanao blogger needs to explore, smell, taste, feel Sarangani! And what better way to do it but during the most awaited Sarangani Bay Festival 2011!
Sarangani Bay Festival or the Sarangani BayFest is Southern Philippines' biggest beach party! From May 19...
Thinking of visiting the CARAGA Region here in Mindanao soon? The Caraga Region is where Butuan City is. Caraga, an administrative region, is also the newest region in the Philippines. Composed of 4 provinces namely Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur, CARAGA is also home to 3 cities - Surigao, Bislig and Butuan.
Now if you want to join a festival here in Mindanao, why not attend the Payanig sa Bislig 2011? From February 22 to 26, 2011, Bislig will be the place to be!
Check out the schedule of activities for this year's 2011 Payanig sa Bislig below:
Everything seems to be up and ready for the much-awaited Munato Festival 2009 in the Province of Sarangani, Mindanao. The festivities will begin on November 23 although the bigger events will really start by the 25th. Munato Festival in Sarangani is one of the much-awaited events in that area of Mindanao.
Check out the schedule below. Thanks to Miss Michelle Solon, wife of Sarangani Vice Governor Steve Solon, for the information. Congratulations are also in order to my classmate Sarangani Gov. Miguel Rene Dominguez and to the rest of his staff!
The City of Davao is geared up for this year’s celebration of the Kadayawan Festival. As city streets have already been adorned with colorful buntings and streamers, the 2009 Kadayawan Festival Executive Committee - headed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte along with private sector co-chair Lorenzo Te, Jr. - has lined up an exciting calendar of events for this year’s celebration.
This year’s theme, “Naghiusang Katawhan Nakigdait sa Kalibutan” (“One People in Communion with the Earth”), fittingly responds to the need of the times as Dabawenyos are reminded of their responsibilities towards Mother Earth. As Davao’s indigenous tribes have deemed the earth as the core of their existence, they have also maintained a special connection to the earth which is also the source of the life, livi...
The Search for Miss Kagay-an 2009 is on! This much-awaited yearly search for Cagayan de Oro City's muse is finally open for interested applicants. If you think you can be an ambassadress of goodwill and tourism for Cagayan de Oro City, if you can execute grace and poise, exhibit wit and brilliance under pressure and act in a manner fitting and worthy of the Miss Kagay-an crown, then read on.
The Miss Kagay-an 2009 pageant is open to all single ladies between 18 and 25 years old, at least 5 feet and 4 inches in height with a beautiful face and figure, has pleasing personality and of good moral character and can speak fluently in English, Tagalog and Cebuano.
If the interested candidate wasn't born in CDO, she must provide proof that her parents or grandparents were born in the city.
The much-awaited Kaamulan Festival 2009 in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines is set to begin on February 18 and I myself cannot wait to join in the festivities! The Kaamulan Festival is the largest festival in Bukidnon and is largely renowned as the only remaining authentic ethnic festival in the Philipines. Kaamulan is an indigenous Bukidnon term for “gathering” for any purpose. It can also mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these together.
I was furnished a tentative schedule of activities for this year's Kaamulan Festival celebration in the Province of Bukidnon by the Bukidnon Tourism Office and although I can say that there aren't that many changes from previous celebrations, there are still a lot of things ...
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