Sunday, May 4, 2008

fiesta fever

we attended the annual grand fiesta fever in the Philippines last night, the Aliwan Festival 2008. heavy rains and strong winds didn't stop the colorful festive event. it was participated by several cities and provinces in the Philippines showcasing their own way of celebrating the city's devotion, achievements and victories over time. some contingents brought with them more than 300participants traveling miles of way to the city of Manila for the grand celebration. bringing with them their costumes and other props used for the parade and the grand performance. the festival started last May 1 and ended last night with a grand parade and inspired performances for this annual event. drum beats, trumpets, gong sounds and shouts woke Manila's cultural center in awe and amazement. this is my second time to attend this event.the truth is i just arrived from the event giving me less time to posts more photos. so just keep in touch for the upcoming posts.

17 comments:

KRIS JASPER said...

nakaka-miss ang mga festivals jan.. nakaka-miss ang ingay at fun.

anw, cool header.

Lalaine said...

fiesta! start na nga ng mga fiesta kung saan saan parte ng bansa. masaya talaga fiesta sa pinas... lalo na sa mga probinsya :) (laging madaming food!)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Wow! Those last two photos make the fiesta look huge, as I'm sure it was. You must have had a great time. I can't wait to see more photos.

Panaderos said...

How I miss the Fiesta Season. Great shots, Dong.

Luke said...

looks like a fun place! very nice shot!

napaboaniya said...

Glad the weather didn't spoil the whole fiesta. It looks fun and very colorful :)

p/s: Can you kindly blow some rain over to Singapore? It's scorching hot today!! :(

De Lyzius said...

potek! mashado lang ako emosyunal kapag nakakita ng something about sa pinas... napaluha ako men..homesickness attack na naman... add kita sa link ko ha...

dave said...

really nice shots...=D hope you could come over to Iloilo during Dinagyang... haha..

Dakilang Islander said...

huhuhuhh!! fiesta sa amin kahapun kalungkot...hayy mag 5 years na ata na hindi ako ka attend ng fiesta sa pinas

the donG said...

jasper, salamat at nagustuhan mo ang header. kaka-miss nga talaga para sa mga pinoy na nasa labas ng bansa.

lalaine, yes. feast in the province involves the celebration of the holy mass and of course lots of food.

karen, yes it really big because about 24 contigents from different cities and provinces participated.

panaderos, thanks. fiesta is something people look forward to.

luke, yes we really had fun.

napaboaniya, yes the contingents are really ready to give their all. hahaha... i wish i can do that.

de lyzius, sorry if this post made you miss our country. hehehe... thanks ill add you on my blogroll.

dave, thank you. that's the festival i've been longing to see because i only see them perform in Aliwan. but i also watch it in youtube.

dakilang islander, wow! five years without a fiesta (in the philippines) will really make you feel homesick.

Ely said...

never knew na may ganitong festival pala dito. hehe, only saw the pictures on the papers the day after.

Maya said...

Wow,gusto kong lumangoy pauwi jan. We really do have great way of doing it.I miss it so much.
Anyway, then did we have aliwan festival? I don't remember see seeing one.Normally i don't miss this type of event.

the donG said...

ely, sayang naman at na miss mo ito. pero annually naman ginagawa to so may next year pa.

hi maya, it is usually celebrated in the month of may. I think this is the seventh aliwan festival (not so sure). this is usually organized by the manila broadcasting corporation. i hope that you get to see this next year.

Vera said...

request!!

PYRO OLYMPICS photos!! sige na dong :)

the donG said...

hi vera, i'll try. haven't plan yet.

Heart of Rachel said...

It looks like a fun and colorful event. Glad the downpour didn't dampen the spirit of the fiesta.

the donG said...

hi rachel, thanks.yes it didn't. they have enough spirit to continue.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails