Kaamulan Festival Schedule of Activities
KAAMULAN FESTIVAL | SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
The schedule below is for 2019. The highlight of the celebration for this year is scheduled for April 18, 2020. Please stay tuned for the details of the schedule as soon as it is released. Thank you
March 23, 2019
6:00 AM – Ethnic Rituals at the Capitol Grounds
8:00 AM -Drum and Lyre Competition at the Capitol Grounds
March 23-April 23, 2019 – Foodfest, Agri-Fair, Garden Show, Kaamulan & Indigenous Bazaar Culture and Exhibit at Capitol Grounds
March 24, 2019
6:00 AM – Kaamulan Fun Run at Malaybalay City Proper
March 29-31, 2019
8:00 AM – Horseshow Competition at the Grandstand
March 30, 2019
Ultra Marathon 50k at Maramag to Malaybalay City Proper
7:00 PM – Learn more about Kaamulan Festival (Reggae Concert) at Capitol Stage
April 5, 2019
8:00 AM – Motocross Competition at the Grandstand
7:00 PM – Laga ta Bukidnon Coronation Night at Kaamulan Open Theater
April 10-11, 2019
8:00 AM – Rodeo at the Grandstand
April 13, 2019
6:00 AM – Ethnic Street Dancing Competition from the Pinehills to Capitol Grounds
8:00 PM – Fireworks Display at the Capitol Stage
8:00 PM – Kaamulan Blackout Party at the Badminton Center
About the Kaamulan Festival
Kaamulan Festival is an ethnic festival held in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Province in the Northern Mindanao Region. The word “Kaamulan” is from the Binukid term “amul” meaning “to gather”. Kaamulan Festival is the assembly of Bukidnon tribesmen for various purposes. The purpose varies from a datuship ceremony, a wedding ritual, a celebration of a great harvest, a peace settlement, etc.
The Kaamulan Festival is such a unique event that highlights the indigenous culture of the Bukidnons. Kaamulan Festival is a form of honoring the custom and traditions of the 7 original tribal groups that occupy Bukidnon. These 7 tribal groups include the Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon.
During the festivities, guests and tourists will see various tribesmen coming from these seven hill tribes of Bukidnon come in unity with other locals and visitors of the place. These tribesmen wear their traditional costumes and fully decorated with their classic jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, anklets, leaflets, headdresses as well as amulets.
Just like in any other festival, one of the highlights of the Kaamulan Festival is the ethnic street and arena dance competition.
Visit Malybalay, Bukidnon and witness this distinctively unique ethnic celebration. Listed below are the list of activities lined during the festival.
LIST OF HOTELS IN BUKIDNON FOR THE KAAMULAN FESTIVAL
Listed below are hotels in Bukidnon. You can book your room in any of these hotels by clicking on the link (name of the hotel). You can take advantage of the discounts offered by these properties during the Kaamulan Festival.
02-100A,Claro M. Recto Street, Malaybalay
GV Hotel Valencia
Sayre, National Highway, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Valencia City
Pitcher Plant Farm
Sario Street, Purok 2, Kalasungay, Malaybalay, Philippines, 8700
Double M Hotel
M.L Quezon Street, Barangay Poblacion, Bukidnon
Uno Business Hotel
P17 Sayre Highway, Hagcol, Valencia City
Sayre Highway, Hagkol , Valencia City, Bukidnon, Valencia City
HOW TO GET TO BUKIDNON
The nearest airport to Bukidnon is the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Upon reaching the airport, you can take a bus to Bukidnon at around 104 kilometers. Travel time is around 1 and a half hours. Other public transportation such as public utility jeepneys and vans for hire are also available. Just make sure to agree on the price prior to your engagement.
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