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Balangay Festival 2013


Balangay Festival 2013

Balangay Festival 2013

7107 Islands' Festivals| COLORS.DANCE.HISTORY.FACES. These photographs were taken on May 19 during The Balangay Festival  2013 street parade. Colorful costumes, synchronized tribal moves, grand floats - witnessing this year's festival grand display is indeed an amazing experience!
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*Photographs and Information about Balangay HERE
Balangay or Balanghai Festival is a month-long celebration in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (May 01- 31) 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”. 
1:00 PM May 19, 2013
Butuan City, AGUSAN DEL NORTE



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22 comments:

  1. We really have a very rich tradition and rich and colorful festivals and traditions.

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  2. Love these colorful photos! I haven't been Balangay Festival yet, but I'd love to experience it in the near future :)

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  3. a new festival that i should put on my list. I really like to be in festivals they are the window to our past.

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  4. Those are really colorful photos!

    Speaking of Lazada, I am really interested in buying items from them BUT, they don't accept paypal payments yet. :<

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  5. I think you'd pity me for not being able to attend even one festival in the provinces. My parents didn't have much resources for us to travel then so now I'm giving all my best to start traveling with them.

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  6. So colorful! the face paint is just awesome to look at!

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  7. it's been a while since my last festival! great shots :)

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  8. beautiful faces with colorful face paint. It reflects our traditions and heritage

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  9. Excellent pictures! :) Super galing po ng shots :) Those colorful faces showcase the beauty of our lively culture :) I bet the parade was grand!

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  10. The participants in this festival are painted. Aren't they as I see them in their pictures?

    By the way, how does Balangay festival differ from other festival in some parts of our country? What makes it unique from others?

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  11. @Gil Camporazo- of course- they are obviously looks as what they are in the photos :) We have a lot of festivals here in the Philippines and actually we cn say that we are the festival capital of the world- what makes it different from others? Other festivals are celebrated to honor patron saints, etc ... Balangay Festival is commemoration of Butuan City's rich cultural history, existence, and civilization before the foreign invaders came... that we have this Balangay as proof of our civilization and we're not Indios or "mangmang(as what Spanish called us)before they came... #thanks for dropping here sir

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  12. Thanks Guys for dropping here!
    Let' Explore #7107islands!

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  13. I'm sure there are droves of tourist in Butuan appreciating this festival. I hope to see it too oone of these days.

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  14. What a fun festival to watch. I love all their beautiful faces. The make-up artist did a wonderful jobs painting their faces. Great job on the photography too :-)

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  15. first time I heard of this festival and I have relations in Butuan! it is very colorful and exotic.

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  16. you really have such colorful + larger that life travel images. i suggest you consider printing your own postcards + i volunteer to help you sell them to my postcrossing friends :)

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  17. These are lovely photos. How I wish to experience it too.

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  18. They all look pretty on their make up :) I'm curios sa brand ng camera mo :)

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  19. I won't miss Balangay festival as it is held on my natal day as well :-) Very colorful display of native costumes.

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  20. A nice festival to see. Ayos sa pintura ang mga ladies ah. This is another cultural heritage we Pinoys that should be preserved.

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  21. Indeed a colorful festival! Never been to Agusan before, thanks for sharing these photos. It made me feel like I'm celebrating with the locals too.

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  22. Excellent pics. Just showed how colorful our Festivals are. I hope you get to cover Bañamos of Los Baños, Laguna. Something similar to this festival din. Just a bit new.

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