Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Karawasan Festival 2011

According to Wikipedia, Karawasan is a collective name given to the member of the crab family found to be great in the salty and freshwater of Bislig City. The lavishness of such local local marine resources has, in fact, made Bislig City known to other places in the country. Every 18th of September, Bislig City celebrates its cityhood and as part of the Charter Day Celebration, various schools presents their ethnic dance because Karawasan is a festival of ethnic dances depicting the movement of crabs.

We've been living here in Bislig City for almost 4 years now but it is my first time to witness this Karawasan Festival ever. It is also because my younger brother (next to me) has joined this event for their school. I was really surprised that the Bislig City Heritage Park is so crowded that day, unlike the usual days you can only see one or two people there.




My younger brother in his ethnic costume.

 But in all fairness, its a lot of fun. I actually see many tourist there which is (I guess) once in a blue moon happens. My younger brother's school just got the 4th place and they take home the Best Storyline Award. Not bad after all! :)

For all the classmates/schoolmates of my brother; please forgive me for the late uploads of the photos. Its just I forgot to transfer them as early as I could.


Here are more photos:





And here's the video performance of the champion this year; Southern Technological Institute of The Philippines.






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21 comments :

Christ4Thailand said...

Nice Post..nice share..lahat na ng NICE..ikaw na!!!!watahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Ruth said...

I never heard of this festival until now. Must be colorful and fun to watch those dances mimicking crab movements.

Have a fun week!

papaleng said...

First time to hear about this festival. seems a nice one. akala ko Sabong ang topic, kasi sabi mo 4th place lang manok nyo. LOL

AKP said...

Hearing about it first time.. sounds great.

Vernz@ The Virtual Wanderer said...

looks very fun.. sorry never heard of this festival.. but thanks for sharing.. now I know :) was here for TT.

KM said...

uy bago ang template ah :) congrats, nakasali ka na sa TT ^^ keep it up ;)

seniorhiker said...

This sounds like a wonderful festival. I really like your brother's costume. His school did very well in the competition.
Thanks for visiting my site.

Margaret Almon said...

I've learned about so many new things since I joined Orange Tuesdays!

My Journey said...

your brother surely had a balst during the festival.

KM said...

hey marie, sa Rushville, IL talaga nag move ang bestfriend mo? :) it's a pretty small town. kamustahin mo sya how they're doing.

Black Sheep said...

Dropping by :) from OT and TT

Katya kate said...

Great outfit and such a fun way to depict crab movements. I think this festival is unique in its own way! Must be fun seeing your brother perform :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, very beautiful dresses, great colors. Greetings.

Feeling Traveler Aketch said...

Wow! I didn't know about this. Surely Philippines has more things to offer!!

Mai @ MaiThreeBoyz said...

Very colorful!Thanks for sharing. This is the first time I've heard of the festival and it's always wonderful to learn something new.

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tejan said...

wow..nice entry and looks fun..so colorful;)

thans for the OT visit..visiting back;)

Dhemz said...

oh, how fun! so vibrant....thanks for dropping by...followed your blog...:)

sHeNgKaY said...

nice..nice..nice..hehehe..
so colorful and vibrant!
thanks for joining!

Rcel said...

Very interesting fest! Great photos, too! Thanks for sharing!

Sorry for my late TT visit!

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mtrguanlao said...

Ganda ng blog ni bunso,kainggit. keep it up bunso.

raya said...

wow! very colorful costumes. thanks for the visit, sis! returnig the love via OT