The Binirayan festival is an event celebrated in the province of Antique in the Philippines.
Why was this called "corpse flower"?
The Rafflesia is known as the world's biggest exotic flower. But don't be misled, though called as a "flower," its smells awful that it is also referred as a "corpse flower."
Rafflesia has a total of 28 species only found in South East Asia. Out of the 28 species, 10 are found in the Philippines!
In Luzon, there's the Rafflesia manillana that is also considered as the smallest Rafflesia in the world. Other species are found in Compostela Valley, Laguna and Kalinga to name a few locations.
The 2 other species, Rafflesia speciosa and Rafflesia lob ...
The province of Antique celebrated the biggest Binirayan Festival in its 32 years of existence with month-long festivities all throughout April.
Thousands of Antiqueños flocked the plaza to witness the various activities of the festival, especially the impressive performance of tribes in the Malay-ati contest. The competition is Antiques version of the Mardi Gras, with street dancing and a P100,000 prize for the winner. This year, the honor went to the Tribu Urukay of the Anini-y town.
The competition was participated in by eight tribes coming from various municipalities, with Tribu Aba ...
Every April, the people of Antique come alive as they celebrate a momentous event filled with dancing, parades and revelry, drawing locals and visitors alike to the colorful Binirayan Festival.
The Binirayan festival is an event celebrated in the province of Antique in the Philippines. "Binirayan" literally means "where they sailed to."
The festival was conceived by Governor Evelio Javier, and first celebrated on January 11??"13, 1974. In 1975, the festival was moved to April 25??"27, but in the succeeding years was celebrated in December to coincide with the Christmas celebration in the ...
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Witnessing the Binirayan Festival of the Province of Antique was my last trip for the year 2012. This is my first time to witness the festival, and just like any other festivals it showcases the Province's history and culture.
The Binirayan Festival commemorates the legend of the arrival of the ten Bornean datus on the island of Aninipay now known as Panay. The highlight of the festival was the Malay-Ati Tribe Competition which shows historical events, folk practices and lifestyles in Antique.
Antique is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is ...