Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rain hasn't Stopped People from Going Out to Celebrate Kahimunan Festival

For almost a week, Butuan experienced a bad weather condition, almost everyday it rains that causes some areas to flood but it didn't ruined the happy atmosphere of the Kahimunan Festival.

Kahimunan, is a yearly celebration among the Manobo, Higaonon and Banwaon people where it fulfills both secular and religious purposes: thus, from healing ceremonies to planning conferences to social gatherings.

The celebration of Kahimunan Festival shows dancing and singing giving praise to the Sto. NiƱo. Literally Kahimunan means 'gathering'.

Participants dressed in multicolored attire, they dance and move to the rhythm of native music apart from giving thanks to the Santo Nino, the event showcases the various ornaments and clothing of the local tribes as well as their handicraft and other products.

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