Kaamulan Festival 2009

We’re currently here in our hotel room in Cagayan de Oro, but earlier today, we spent the day in Malaybalay, Bukidnon for the Kaamulan Festival.

Kaamulan sa Bukidnon
Taken with my Sony Ericsson W760, uploaded directly to Flickr without editing.


We arrived on the first flight out of Manila to CDO, and it took us a while before heading out to Bukidnon. We got there just as the 7th and last tribe was performing.

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Nonetheless, we were able to see the spectacular costumes, elaborate floats and hear the heart pounding music. It was a shame that we missed most of the performances, but we have seen enough to know that we should come back next year.

Some more Kaamulan Festival Photos:

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 17 Comments
  1. shugah says:

    i was there too πŸ˜€

    it was super fun

  2. Good to know that you had fun here! Do come back soon =)

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  3. dong ho says:

    beautiful festival nina! the costumes looks authentic. i like the music because i once visited that region. i even requested for a copy of the music. enjoy!

  4. nina says:

    The experience was really something else. It’s different talaga from the other festivals I’ve been to. Will definitely go back!

  5. really — that was from a cam phone?! i’m very impressed πŸ˜€ i can only imagine how well you’ll start shooting once you get an SLR in your hands >:D

  6. Ferdz says:

    Seems like a very colorful festival. Ang ganda ng mga costumes nila.

  7. jp says:

    i was there too, actually we were observing their dances, costumes, cultures as part of our requirements in our society and culture subject.. it was very fun and i enjoyed it so much…wish to come back soon

  8. jp_NBCC says:

    i was there too, actually we were observing their dances, costumes, cultures as part of our requirements in our society and culture subject.. it was very fun and i enjoyed it so much…wish to come back soon

  9. nina says:

    Magnetic_rose: SLR? What SLR? πŸ˜‰ I think I’m going to bomb my first few shots.. i’ve been used to using point and shoots for so long!

    Ferdz: It is! Hindi pa siya masyadong commercialized (though present ang mga politico). You can really see that this is part of their tradition and culture talaga. Really really lovely festival.

    JP: My only regret was that we didn’t go there earlier πŸ™ Hopefully, next year makabalik kami πŸ™‚

  10. jp_NBCC says:

    nina: yah its good to come back next year in kaamulan festival 2010, be sure to come early so you could watch their pamuhat or rituals before the streetdancing……..

    good thing i bought a t-shirt printed kaamulan festival 2009……just for souvenir..
    hope to see you next year…

  11. Joyceee says:

    wow, phone cam to? Super nice! πŸ™‚

  12. jp says:

    hey guys just want to hear your opinion about this,
    How is the culture of the Bukidnons reflected in the Kaamulan Festival with regards to their rituals, dances,costumes,languages and tribes………
    pls. send it to my email cyber_jp2007@yahoo.com.ph
    thank you….just needing your help

  13. Christina says:

    Ohhhhhhh so jealous! I loved Kaamulan.

  14. nina says:

    Christina! Were you able to go there last time you were here? Nice! When are you coming back, btw? πŸ˜‰

  15. shang says:

    weeww.. Thanks for visiting Bukidnon. πŸ˜€ weew.. and who’s eric? i think he’s familiar..hhhm.. met him in malaybalay city,bukidnon ! BWAHAH. ?

    take care.

  16. pretty says:

    weeww.. Thanks for visiting Bukidnon. πŸ˜€ weew.. and who’s eric? i think he’s familiar..hhhm.. met him in malaybalay city,bukidnon ! BWAHAH. ?

    take care.

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