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Balangay Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

The Balangay or Balanghai Festival is a month-long celebration in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte to commemorate the coming of the early migrants that settled the Philippines, on board the Balangay boats. Balangay is a wooden boat used for cargo and looting purposes during early times. When the first Spaniards arrived in the 16th century, they found the Filipinos living in well-organized independent villages called barangays. The name barangay originated from balangay the Austronesian word for "sailboat”. 

Balangay Festival

BALANGAY FESTIVAL 2013 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 


Balangay Festival

Balangay Festival

Balangay Festival

Balangay Festival
source: Balanghai Festival Facebook Page
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31 comments:

  1. That's a lot of activities for May! how I wish I could visit Butuan city this month.

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  2. Balangay Festival is somewhat new to me and it is a very good festival in Agusan del Norte because one of the balangay artifacts found there in Butuan.

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  3. Yes.i say as same as Escuta..i should like to visit Butan:-) :-) :-) :-)

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  4. I'm sure that Balangay festival is very exciting and colorful event. I've never been to Butuan but I really love to visit it.

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  5. Activities like this Balangay Festival will definitely make young Filipinos aware of our culture and the past that mold us who and what we are.

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  6. Balangay Festival has already started last May 1 and it will last till the end of the month. Wow, what a month-long celebration. I am wondering for this particular festival on how the people of Butuan are doing their regular office hours, not counting with the businesses. This is a big overheard expenses for the Butuan government.

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  7. That's a nice range of activities for Balangay Festival which could range from those who love art and those who love sports.

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  8. happy 26th balangay festival to all people from butuan. visited their place once and i really enjoyed my stay... hope to witness this festival as well. Yahweh bless.

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  9. thanks for the trivia! I actually didnt know behind the name of BARANGAY. Whew, this event for a month will surely keep the town very busy. :)

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  10. Wow that's alot of activities within a single monthh. In Los Banos, we have something like this too - it's called Bañamos. But it only last for like 3 days. :)

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  11. Interesting. Full pack of great activities. Wish I could go there and get to see those. :)

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  12. The eco climb and the fun walk looks interesting for me.

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  13. Sayang naman I was not able to attend. It seems like a fun festival :(

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  14. Are there lots of foreigners and tourists who also join the locals in celebrating these festivities?

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  15. I have never been to Butuan but this even interests me because it involves our past and how the immigrants settled in the Philippines.

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  16. How's the vent bro, did it turned out the way many expected. Butuan lang p[ala, promise ,if ever I get a change to visit my kins in the south, pupunta ako ng Butuan.

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  17. That's a list of a very long Festival. I hope that this Balangay Festival will be successful.

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  18. Too many activities to choose from! It is like Panagbenga Festival of Baguio.

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  19. Wow, a month long festival. Just in time to end the summer. :)

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  20. ngaun pala ung street party . i missed it . sayang ... gusto kong makita ung mga balangay sana ... huhuuh next year na lang

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  21. I rememebred this back in high school i was joining the quiz bee then hehe one of the questions was this niceto refresh my memory again hehe love that you have all the details! help the people who would like to come and see!

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  22. I really missed butuan city where me and dad bonded for a week.

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  23. Thanks for the scheds bro. Great to have a guide in every festival we have here in the Philippines. Kudos to you!

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  24. ooh!! I really want to see this one!! hopefully next year! :)

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  25. It's good to see that these kind of festivities are still celebrated. It make us proud of who we are and preserve our traditions.

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  26. First time to hear about this festival! I remember we studied way back in elem days where the word barangay came from. ;)

    I wish we also have this kind of month-long activity in our area. :)

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  27. This so fun.. so many actities.. First time to hear about this festival, I never imagined this would be so grandiose

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  28. Thanks for sharing the schedule/activity. Might come in handy for many!

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  29. Butuan sure knows how to have a festival! is this a yearly celebration? :)

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  30. Balangay Festival seems packed with various activities ah! :) Hope I can join this in the future. I have yet to experience a Filipino festival :(

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  31. Balangay Festival seems packed with various activities ah! :) Hope I can join this in the future. I have yet to experience a Filipino festival :(

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