Mudpack Festival

Murcia, Negros Occidental

Mudpack Festival is located in Murcia, Negros Occidental. The festival is a symbolic celebration of man's return to primitive time when he was closer to nature. It is held on 21st and 22nd of June.

Mudpack Festival News

  • Quite A Mud-dle Filipino Devotees Bathe In Soil

    Quite A Mud-dle Filipino Devotees Bathe In Soil

    They say there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood, but for more than a thousand Filipinos at a Catholic festival on Sunday, slathering their bodies in mud was a way to show devotion and humility.

    The annual tradition forms part of a joyous religious festival honoring a saint they believed saved residents from execution by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

    Men, women and children sat in soggy rice paddies before dawn in the town of Aliaga, 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Manila, covering each other in muck before donning dried banana leaves in the annual "Mud People" fe ...

  • Hundreds Celebrate Mud People Festival In Nueva Ecija Town

    Hundreds Celebrate Mud People Festival In Nueva Ecija Town

    Filipino devotees muddied their faces and covered themselves with dried banana leaves on Saturday to celebrate a religious festival which also has roots in Japan's occupation of the country during World War II.

    The annual "Taong Putik" or "Mud People" festival, held in the town of Aliaga, 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Manila, honors John the Baptist.

    Hundreds of men, women and children walked to a muddy field at dawn and covered themselves from head to toe with mud and dried banana leaves, with some residents saying their appearance was meant to evoke the attire of John the Baptist ...

  • Celebrating Life At The Mudpack Festival

    Celebrating Life At The Mudpack Festival

    I have visited Mambukal Mountain Resort a number of times and it always reminds me of my childhood when we spent a few days in this nature haven. But I have never experienced the Mudpack Festival until recently, during its 21st year celebration.

    Last Saturday, we started the day early and headed to Mambukal to see the sights and the activities of the festival in the resort. When we arrived, participants were already sweating it out with various dance and Zumba moves at the Hataw sa Mudpack. Later on, we saw children and artists pouring their creative juices over their work for the Poster Ma ...

  • Get Down And Dirty At This Years Mudpack Festival

    Get Down And Dirty At This Years Mudpack Festival

    Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental isn't usually on the map for having big, sprawling gardens. But once the province's Provincial Environment Week kicks into high gear, the resort comes to life with its annual Mudpack Festival, which will be held from today, June 18, to Sunday, June 19.

    This year's Mudpack Festival will revolve around the theme "Art for Earth." The festival is a true celebration of being one with nature, as well as a way to celebrate the oldest existing mountain resort in the island of Negros.

    The festivities kick into high gear on Saturday with a trib ...

  • Mudpack Festival Why Do Bacolodnons Cover Their Body With Clay

    Mudpack Festival Why Do Bacolodnons Cover Their Body With Clay

    A festival of arts in Negros Occidental Province.

    Mudpack is a unique festival about the continuous advocacy of Filipinos in upholding the conservation of our environment.

    Popular among local and foreign tourists, Mudpack Festival is celebrated annually every third week of June. The festival centers on the harmony of man and nature featuring Mambukal's distinct clay that is used by artists in several activities like the clay body painting.

    Mambukal is a mountain resort in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia. It is owned and operated by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.

    This 2016, M ...

  • Come And Witness The 20th Mudpack Festival 2016

    Come And Witness The 20th Mudpack Festival 2016

    One of the most distinct festivals in the country, Mudpack Festival held at Mambukal Resort, Murcia,Negros Occidental is a symbolic festival that seeks to instill awareness in caring for the environment.

    Participants (Dancers) of the festival are painted and coated with colorful clay or mud found abundantly in the resort. Mudpack Festival is a venue for various artists in the Province of Negros Occidental to showcase their artistic talents in ethnic dances, crafts, and music.

    The Mudpack Festival shall be on June 17-19, 2016 with the theme: Art for Earth

    Here's the Sched ...