Kaamulan Festival

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Kaamulan Festival is an ethnic cultural festival held annually in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon in the Philippines from the second half of February to March 10, the anniversary date of the foundation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. It is held to celebrate the culture and tradition of the seven ethnic tribal groups??"Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon??"that ...

originally inhabit the province. It is the only ethnic festival in the Philippines.

Kaamulan comes from the Binukid word "amul" meaning to gather. Kaamulan is gathering for a purpose??"a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these together.

Kaamulan started as a festival on May 15, 1974, during the fiesta celebration of the then municipality of Malaybalay. A town official thought of inviting some indigenous people to town and made them perform a few dance steps at Plaza Rizal to enliven the fiesta celebration. The celebration however proved very popular and together with national coverage the Kaamulan festival has become the regional festival of Northern Mindanao, as declared by the Regional Development Council of Region 10 on September 16, 1977. Kaamulan was formerly held in the first week of September but in 1996, it was transferred to the present date to synchronize it with the foundation celebration of the province until in 2014 it was moved to the month of August in light of the 100th Founding Anniversary of Bukidnon.

Kaamulan Festival News

  • Kaaumulan 2010 Bukidnon Philippines

    Every year on the main street of Malaybalay in the Province of Bukidinon Philippines, is a month long festival called the Kaamulan, the highlight is the street dancing competition in which municipalities enter contestants and colorful floats. The performers reenact the traditional chants and dances of the 7 mountain tribes who live in the mountains of the region.

  • Bukidnon Dahilayan Adventure Park And Kaamulan Festival

    In the second episode of Wonderful PINAS, we highlight the Bukidnon. Also known as the "Foodbasket of Mindanao," Bukidnon has the largest pineapple plantation in Asia and the second largest in the world.Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo shares how Bukidnon is transforming itself into a world-class tourist destination. Aside from its abundant farmlands and the presence of numerous lakes, there is the annual Kaamulan Festival that celebrates its tribal heritage and the Dahilayan Adventure Park which features the longest dual ziplines in Asia.

  • Kaamulan Culminates With Street Dancing

    Kaamulan Culminates With Street Dancing

    Thousands of spectators trooped to this city, "the South Summer Capital of the Philippines", to witness the street dancing competition participated by Bukidnon's 20 towns and two cities as the highlight of the annual Kaamulan Festival held Saturday, March 25.

    Garbed in colorful costumes representing the different tribal groups in Bukidnon, the contingents came from 13 towns and cities, namely: Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Kadingilan, Kitaotao, Malaybalay, Manolo Fortich, Malitbog, Maramag, Talakag, and Valencia City.

    According to the provincial government in a ...

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    Bukidnon Ultimate Travel Guide

    Bukidnon is considered as the summer capital of Northern Mindanao. Malaybalay Location is the Capital City involving Bukidnon province and home on the Colorful Kaamulan Festival.

    In this Bukidnon Travel Guideline, we will provide you essential details about Bukidnon's sightseeing attractions, things to do and see, lodging, travel itinerary, the way to get there and travel related assistance contact information.

    Things To Do and See in Bukidnon/Bukidnon Traveling Itinerary
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    • Visit Del Monte plantation inside Camp Philips
    • V ...

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    It's also where you can find a bunch of mountains, including the second highest in the country, Mount Dulang-dulang, which explains the name. Bukidnon means "mountain dweller" or "highlander." While they do not live forever, they have managed to keep quite a ...

  • Reynan Dal-Anay My Kaamulan Festival Surprise

    Reynan Dal-Anay My Kaamulan Festival Surprise

    We were hopelessly running late contrary to our detailed itinerary, as meticulously prepared by our able and amiable tour escort-guide Decius "Yoyong" Esmedalla of the Department of Tourism Region X. And believe it or not, there was absolutely no traffic to blame at all.

    The unsuspecting culprit was the Kaamulan Street Dancing Parade along Calle Fortich in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, where alongside, we were happily glued (read: nailed) to our comfortable seats as we witnessed and marveled till the very last group composed of several tribal elders, with their solicitous descendants ??" some three ...