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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Carabao Kneels

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.

hey...model???


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.


More carabaos.


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)

20 comments:

Bryan said...

May nakita ako sa tv na festival din para sa mga kalabaw. Dun sa nakita ko naka damit sila..ganda nung kubo...

stevevhan said...

I was shocked at the last part of your post were there are casualties reported last year. I thought this festival is safe compare to the other "bull fight".

Ganun?bawal magenglish?lols.

Nice photos nicstah, especially the "dalagambukid" part and the nakapayong pig!, haha.

bluedreamer27 said...

wow di pa ako nakakasakay o nakakakita ng kalabaw sa buong buhay ko hehe

bluedreamer27 said...

kawawa naman yung isang kalabaw...sa sobrang init at pagod siguro

bluedreamer27 said...

wpw galing naman ng uncle mo...

nicxter said...

----bryan----
what festival kaya yun???lumuluhod din kaya carabaos??
ung sinabi mo nung nakaraang araw na mga nakacostume sila, meron din dun sa pulilan na nakacostume kaya lang ung pagluhod talaga ung inaabangan...

----steve----
panu yang shocked mo???LOL..nasa balita yan last year...
nakita mo ba ung dalagambukid??hehe...

----blue----
di ka pa nakakakita ng kalabaw personally????
ou nga eh dehydrated na talaga sila bute na lang walang nagwala...
frustrated architecht ung uncle ko xp...

bianca said...

sounds fun! i want to visit that place too!!

[ k r y k ] said...

ahaha :D ang cute ^.^
nakita ko na rin 'to dati sa tv ehh.
it's really amazing kasi kaya nilang pahulorin ang mga kalabaw! o.O

pampam si jollibee hehe :D
nakisali lol! ^.^

Ieyel said...

Wow, galing ng tito mo! Ang cool nung nipa hut.

Anney said...

What a fun festival!! Ganda ng entry ng Uncle mo!

fiel-kun said...

Yay Salamat po sa pagbisita at sa pagcomment sa aking blog :)

Wow, nakakatuwa po yung mga kalabaw jan sa Pulilan Bulacan... ang problema lang ay after ng parade, dami siguradong naiwan na "poo-poo" sa kalsada XD

bluedreamer27 said...

hi nicx.. just visiting you here
have agreat day and happy blogging

[ k r y k ] said...

hello! :) droppin' by. ^^. stay safe! <3

heyaaa nicxter, yea. sana nga may dumating ng bongga hehe. ^.^
still we're questioning the process. Ü im planning for a signature petition nga ehh what you think? :)

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Nice Carabao...nice. ^_^

Ang cute ng festival na ito. Kaso medyo nakakatakot kasi ang lalaki ng sungay ng mga kalabaw.

Pati si Jollibee ay nakisali rin. Lumuhod din ba si Jollibee?

Anney said...

Thanks for following my blog! I followed na rin and also added you to my blog list para naman ma visit kita dito from time to time.

LHEY said...

Uy Jollibee!!! Now following na nga pala! :)

Grysh said...

Carabao festival in Bulacan! o.o

I feel bad for the carabaos though. Even though it is their day, I don't think they are enjoying it since the people are riding them and the fact that they are being asked to pull the heavy stuffs. :|

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

sa TCA kalabaw din ang sysbol nila!

Pulilan Kalabaw Festival said...

Pulilan Kalabaw Festival is one of the unique festival here in the Philippines! Not about festivity on saints or foods but an animal!

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