Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

The Kaamulan” is from the Binukid word “amul” which means “to gather”. It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribespeople for a purpose. It can mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these put together.

Showcasing the unique indigenous culture of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan is held annually in the province, particularly in Malaybalay City, the provincial capital, from the second half of February to March 10, which latter date marks the anniversary of the creation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917.

As an ethnic festival, the Kaamulan celebrates the customs and traditions of the seven tribal groups that originally inhabited the Bukidnon region, namely, the Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon. Several tribal folks representing these seven hill tribes of Bukidnon gather in unity with the local dwellers in town, wearing their intricately woven costumes studded with trinkets, anklets, earrings, necklaces, leglets, headdresses and amulets. They dance together, chant, perform ancient rituals, and compete in indigenous sports. There are three prominent colors of Kaamulan....Yellow, Red and Blue.This festival is from my place, am gonna miss this year's celebration.


  1. Wow, this is really nice!:-)
    Have a gret week!

  2. Nice photos! Its from Malaybalay right? I have been there the other week.. but was early for the fiesta.

    Good entry for mellow yellow!

  3. Love the costume. I learn something about your Province. I haven't been there and love to visit there one day.

  4. Beautiful shot!! Bright yellow for MYM!!
    Hope you'll have a wonderful day.

  5. Te, I registered you to blog4reviews... wait for the approval.. nice pud ni.

  6. Great shot! Their costumes are so colorful. Happy MYM!

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