2014 MAHAW-MAHAW FESTIVAL

Mahaw-mahaw Festival
Mahaw-mahaw Festival

Mahaw-mahaw festival happened every last week of December. The festival which includes various and activities from schools, beauty pageant (Lin-ay sang Ma-ao) ,a Rizal Day Parade  and Mahaw-Mahaw Dance Parade and Arena Dance Competition

2014 MAHAW-MAHAW FESTIVAL

 Mahaw-mahaw Festival on its 3rd year is still one of the youngest festival of Bago City, Negros Occidental .

Mahaw-mahaw came from a dialect term “mahaw” which denotes break fast,a snack or an invitation to eat. With this word comes the festival Mahaw-Mahaw. Mahaw-mahaw Festival is celebration for life; a celebration for  “Taga Ma-ao” or people of Ma-ao. That is why despite despite the small budget and lack of big sponsors they were able to stage  a successful festival.

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Lin-ay sang Ma-ao, Best in Festival Costume with the Festival Chair, Marites Espeleta

Mahaw-mahaw festival happened every last week of December. The festival which includes various and activities from schools, beauty pageant (Lin-ay sang Ma-ao) ,a Rizal Day Parade  and Mahaw-Mahaw Dance Parade and Arena Dance Competition  from ten (10) contingents.

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 2014 Lin-ay sang Ma-ao Winners

I was honored for the second time to be one of the judges in the Lin-ay sang Ma-ao and in the arena dance competition. Witnessing the improvement the festival done  every year made me proud of being “Taga Ma-ao”.

PHOTOS FROM MAHAW-MAHAW FESTVAL

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Lin-ay sang Ma-ao Judges

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28 Comments

  1. This is certainly another festival to look forward to. We have so many in our country that should keep every traveler busy discovering the Philippines.

  2. Interesting festival, never heard of it before seeing your blog post so thanks for that! I have relatives in Bago city so would definitely want to catch it this year! 🙂

  3. This is the first time I have heard of this festival. It looks like a load of fun! Maybe I’ll get to experience it next time.

  4. I’ve never witnessed a Filipino festival yet but this looks entertaining with all those contests. ^^ It was also amazing that you are one of the judges. 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing this information, I only new few festival in our country but this one, just now and looks a very big festival also.

    Hope to visit and witness this event someday.

  6. I’ve never heard of this festival before but it sure looks colorful and fun! You took awesome photos. I wanna witness this festivity someday!

  7. Haven’t heard such festival until today!

    Thanks for sharing this event to us. Looks like one of the colorful events that you can witness only in the Philippines. Hopefully, I can watch such festivity soon!

  8. I heard a friend from Ma-ao mentioned that they will be celebrating their fiesta but I never expected it to be this colorful and vibrant. This is indeed new and I’m glad to read about the Mahaw-Mahaw Festival through your post. 🙂

  9. It’s time to hear about Mahaw Mahaw festivals but seeing the itinerary and pictures, it does looks so colorful and really festive. I hope they get more recognized for this event.

  10. Me too, this is the first time that I heard of this festival and it’s beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing this Sir Jojo.

    Would like to explore Negros some time. Only been to Bacolod before.

  11. Seems like an interesting festival! And so fairly new too. 🙂

  12. Such beauty.

  13. Wow. Never heard of it but looks very nice on photos.

  14. Wow, you must be really great in the technicalities of dancing. What were the criteria for winning?

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