Welcome to Carabao Festival! Last May 14, we went to Pulilan, Bulacan to visit my uncle and to witness again the Carabao Festival. It is a three day feast. I don’t know much of the history why they celebrate Carabao Festival but sure thing is the carabaos are the stars.
Aside from the parade of the carabaos, our uncle joined the contest of making a bahay kubo (nipa hut) in front of their home. The three winners will receive cash prize of Php 15,000, Php 10,000, and Php 5,000. We were surprised because the bahay kubo was really beautiful and you can see that lots of effort was done. My uncle was even interviewed by ABS – CBN. We just don’t know what its place was but we were sure that it was a winner.
Around 2:00 pm when the parade started. It was really hot outside but we don’t care. There were street bands marching coming from different barangays and schools in Pulilan and even one from Pasay. There were also street dances but I wasn’t able to get photos of them because they didn’t stop on the spot where we are. Too bad. There was also a street dance from Pampanga in relation with the Ebon Festival. They were really like flying with the wind; they were too energetic and colorful.
Let me share some photos that I had.
|My pamangkins...this is a part of the nipa hut...a baby carabao was born.|
|Another scenery outside the nipa hut. Carabaos are mainly used in farms.|
|Look there's a dalagambukid. XP|
|The nipa hut.|
|Here comes the star.|
|Jollibee is not a carabao..???right...??XP|
|Sosyalitang pig nakapayong pa.|
|It's really hard to take a fast shot at this carabao.|
|Shaved carabao. Nice design.|
Good thing was there were no carabaos that got high blood and went angry and crazy unlike last year where there were reported casualties.
I don’t know if there are also carabaos around the country which can kneel or walk while kneeling like Pulilan’s. Next year, try to see the Carabao Festival. X)