One Saturday morning while on breakfast, a colleague asked me if I am interested to visit the Balangay Shrine of National Museum in Barangay Libertad . Why not! Besides I am researching for some information for my Balangay Festival post. By the way, the city is celebrating its 26th Balangay Festival this whole month of May.
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”.
Do you want to get out of the soggy British summer, where it's perennially umbrella and welly season? Why not take a trip to Malaga this summer, where wading in the Spanish sunshine is about as depressing as it will get. There's plenty of summertime activities in Malaga to gladden the heart, and literally melt the stress off your bones.