Kalivungan Festival

Kidapawan City, Cotabato

Kalivungan, a Maenuvu word which means "Gathering" or "Festival" is now officially adopted as the festivity title for the annual founding anniversary of the Province of Cotabato. It is a weeklong celebration highlighting cultural presentation, ethnic dances, rituals, music and native games showcasing the unique cultures and traditions of Cotabateños. Kalivungan Festival is celebrated on the last ...

week of August.

A grand Festival filled with fun and exciting activities, feast of abundance and thanksgiving that encourages and ensures active participation and involvement of all people from the different sectors of society, thus strengthens the commitment towards culture harmony, peace and development, sustain solidarity and unity.

Kalivungan Festival News

  • Cotabatos Kalivungan Festival Kicks Off With Agro-trade Fair

    The weeklong Kalivungan Festival, which highlights North Cotabatos abundant harvests of agricultural and forestry products, finally opened with the annual economic enterprise, Market-Market sa Kapitolyo and Agro-Forestry Trade Fair.

    The trade fair, according to Kalivungan Fiesta 2017 in-charge Jo Abellana, is focused on North Cotabatos main agricultural products like fruit wines, high-yielding varieties of cereals, native handicrafts, among others.

    The province main products include organic rice, corn, rubber, banana, African palm oil, exotic fruits, and several vegetables.

    Since 2012 ...

  • All Systems Go For Kalivungan Finale

    All Systems Go For Kalivungan Finale

    Local and foreign visitors have started to come in droves to the Provincial Capitol Complex here, as the Kalivungan Festival winds up today here.

    Airport personnel in the cities of Davao, Cotabato and General Santos have reported a marked increase in the number of foreign tourists who have arrived to witness the colorful closing ceremonies that will be held at the sprawling 20-hectare North Cotabato Capitol.

    "This celebration is part of every Cotabateño's life whatever ethnicity or group of people he belongs. Let us show to the people once more that we are peace-loving individuals, we a ...

  • NorthCot LGU Bares Activities For 102nd Founding Anniv Kalivungan Fest

    NorthCot LGU Bares Activities For 102nd Founding Anniv Kalivungan Fest

    The provincial government here recently disclosed the lined - up activities for the upcoming celebration of its 102nd Founding Anniversary and 7th Kalivungan Festival on September 1.

    As one of the grandest festivals in the region, the weeklong celebration will be filled with cultural, sports, dance and musical events along with the display of native products from the province's 17 towns and lone city.

    Public Affairs Assistance Tourism Sports and Development Division (PAATSDD) head Josephine Abellana said that there will be 20 activities to be held in the Provincial Capitol and at leas ...

  • North Cotabatos Kalivungan Festival Team Promises To Wow Aliwan Fiesta Audience

    The Kalivungan Festival is all set for a spectacular routine designed to wow everyone at the Aliwan Fiesta on Saturday in Pasay.

    The team from North Cotabato promises a colorful and exquisite performance that will illustrate the beautiful culture the Manobo inhabitants of the province.

    "We will bring the culture of the proud and beautiful Manobo people of the Province of North Cotabato not only on the streets, but right through the hearts of those who will be able to witness the performance," said North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Mendoza.

    According to Ralph Ryan Hambala Rafael, North Cotab ...

  • Street dancing to highlight Kalivungan Festival 2014 and Cotabato Centennial celebration

    Street dancing to highlight Kalivungan Festival 2014 and Cotabato Centennial celebration

    The Provincial Government of Cotabato (north) has invited different provinces and cities all over Mindanao to send contingents to perform and compete in the street dancing and showdown competition during the culmination of the province's centennial celebration and Kalivungan Festival 2014 on September 1, 2014.

    Thousands are expected to flocked at the provincial capitol grounds in Kidapawan City during the event as it is said to be bigger this year. The street dancing and showdown competition is divided into two categories. The Provincial category will be participated by different towns wit ...

  • Kalivungan Festival The Empire Province Strikes Back

    Kalivungan Festival The Empire Province Strikes Back

    The rich tri-people culture, adventure, and nature of Cotabato Province come together as it celebrates the Kalivungan Festival from August 26 to September 1 to mark its Centennial Founding Anniversary.

    Its name coined from the indigenous Manobo word which means "gathering," the festival showcases the province's diverse ethnicities, political historicies, agro-industrial economy, and natural heritage.

    Cotabato Governor Emily Taliño-Mendoza said that the festival will bring to the fore the political and economic strides made by the province over the century.

    She said that the festival ...