The Bukidnon are one of the seven tribes in the Bukidnon plateau of Mindanao. Bukidnon means 'that of the mountains' (i.e., 'people of the mountains'), despite the fact that most Bukidnon tribes settle in the lowlands. The name Bukidnon is itself used to describe the entire province in a different context (it means 'mountainous lands' in this case).
The Bukidnon people believe in on ...
e god, Magbabaya (Ruler of All), though there are several minor gods and goddesses that they worship as well. Religious rites are presided by a baylan whose ordination is voluntary and may come from both sexes.
The Bukidnons have rich musical and oral traditions which are celebrated annually in Malaybalay city's Kaamulan Festival, with other tribes in Bukidnon (the Manobo tribes, the Higaonon, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Umayamnon, and the Tigwahanon).
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One of the Philippine celebrations I've long wanted to attend is the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Last March 22 to 27, I finally had the opportunity to experience this cultural event as part of a media tour of Northern Mindanao, organized by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, under the Department of Tourism (DOT), with the assistance of Earth Explorers Travel & Tours, an outstanding tour operator based in Cagayan de Oro. This year's festival climaxed on the weekend of March 23, with its most-awaited event: the street dancing competition and ground presentation.
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Colors, stories, and dances from the age-old cultures of seven ethnic groups are the stars in this indigenous festival.
Every year, usually during the month of March, Bukidnons main avenue blooms not just with golden trumpet trees but with the blazing reds of its locals indigenous attire.
Representatives from the provinces seven groups of indigenous people dance in a parade to powerful drumbeats, with age-old movements from their stories and heritage.
Kaamulan is a celebration of the provinces Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon, and Umayamnon people and thei ...
After arriving in Bukidnon, I briefly explore the town of Valencia before taking the long jeepney ride to Malaybalay for one of the most unique festivals in the Philippines - Kaamulan. KAAMULAN is the ONLY ethnic festival in the Philippines bringing together the 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon for traditional street dancing in the town of Malaybalay. This festival draws a huge crowd from all across Mindanao and Philippines! Love ko Bukidnon!
Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival 2018 Part 1, the Festival is an annual festival that involves the seven tribes of Bukidnon. The festival is a celebration of culture, folklore, and tradition.
Intricate dances, colorful costumes, loud cheers, people in high spirits. Those are just some of the words to describe the experience of Bukidnon?s Kaamulan Festival.
As someone who seldom goes out of town, it was my first trip to Bukidnon and at the same time, my first Kaamulan Festival.
I was indifferent at first, as I tend not to be a part of large occasions (since I'm weak in crowded places), however the festive atmosphere, the graceful tribal dances full of stories, the rhythmic chants and the smiling faces of the mass seem to drag me with them, enticing me to join in their festivit ...