The Kaamulan Festival: A Dance of Life

Just got back from a long day at Malaybalay.  We watched the Kaamulan Festival Ethnic Street Dancing Competition and then went shopping.  To summarize it all, it was a beautiful day! The dancers were talented and well-choreographed; the floats were well-decorated and artistically amazing; and though it rained (several times) nothing could mar the excitementContinue reading “The Kaamulan Festival: A Dance of Life”

The Kaamulan Festival: A Story of Life

Kaamulan comes from the Binukid word “amul” meaning to gather or a social gathering.  It could be anything from a datu-ship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a harvest thanksgiving, or a peace pact (  So this gathering, held annually every 3rd week of February to March 10, is the time when the seven (7) tribes ofContinue reading “The Kaamulan Festival: A Story of Life”