The KAAMULAN FESTIVAL is an annual fiesta of the 7 Ethnic Tribes in Bukidnon — the Matigsalug, Tigwahanun, Higaunu, Umayamnun, Manobo, Bukidnon, and Talaandig. It is a cultural celebration of the tribes’ legendary stories, ancient rituals, ethnic music, and traditional dances.
The fiesta is usually held in March, but it was moved to September this year to coincide with the Centennial Celebration of the province of Bukidnon, which was founded on September 1, 1914.
I was curious to experience it because George Tapan called it one of the best and most authentic fiestas in the Philippines.
Here’s a photo essay of my first ever Kaamulan experience in Malaybalay, Bukidnon…