Singkaban Festival in Malolos Bulacan
Renante MinaMonday, September 23, 2013 17 comments


     Singkaban festival is a festival of arts and culture in honor of the patron saint of the province, Our Lady of Victory. Singkaban Festival showcases the traditional arts of "Balagtasan", folk dances and "kundiman" amidst a display of Singkaban arches. The festival is celebrated in every second week of September which is in conjunction with the "Linggo ng Bulacan". source Bulacan Tourism

     When we arrived in Malolos the rain poured heavily fortunately I have umbrella I already expect it would be rain in that day hahaha. When we were there all of our reactions were “where the Street dance?” we asked a local guy in the area and he said "bukas pa yun". I laughed when I heard that.

     From the Barasoin Church we met the other friends of Librero as also our guide for that day, according to him the local government leader announced that the street dance has been cancelled and I don’t know the reason, maybe due to heavy rain.

     We went to Provincial Capitol, at their gymnasium we saw the participants of the festival. Inside the gymnasium they were waiting what would happen next, if they have a parade, we standby in front to have good space and to capture the participants with their performances, in just few minutes of waiting the coordinator announced they have a parade, we walked quickly, we went outside the gym unfortunately they only held around the vicinity of the Provincial Capitol building.

     According to Librero all in all, there were only 8 entries from five different towns of Bulacan, just wondering why even the host of the event, the Malolos, don’t have their own representatives with the street dance. On my opinion, to be honest the festival is not elegant not like the other festivals here in the Philippines because only one group of marching band led the parade.
















     During the street dance, the participants catch my attention because of their great smiles so what I did I tried to capture all those who were smiling during the parade fortunately the outcome were so awesome, one of the best characteristic of Filipinos have. The colorful dresses and make up added a plus factor to their over stunning looks.

17 comments:

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

nice costumes..

Joy said...

I agree with you. Beautiful costumes and smiles.
That is what Filipinos are. Still smiling.in the midst of difficulties:)

blissfulguro said...

There's thus certain charm in our smiles. Great that you captured it nicely manong!

byahero ilonggo said...

fabulous!tagal ko ng pangarap ang marating un barasoin church in malolos!sa old ten pesos bill un diba?

Mar Unplog said...

Colorful! Ang ganda ng mga costumes! Only in the Philippines! Proudly Pinoy!

Elal Jane L. Lasola said...
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Elal Jane L. Lasola said...

I love festivities! I'm just not that patient to wait and go with large crowd. Hehe :)

Paulakwatsera said...

Palaging hindi kumpleto ang mga representative ng mga bayan sa Bulakan kapag may ganyang event. Lalo na yung Meycauayan kahit nung hindi pa siya city never kong nakita na may representative sa kahit anong event sa Malolos. Nakakalungkot lang, goes to show the not so unified province of Bulacan.. but I can see that Singkaban is improving, hope next year will be better. :)

Balut said...

Unang kita ko mga pics kala ko Sinulog Festival ng Cebu eh :)

Manong Unyol said...

oo sir ganda ng mga costumes...

Manong Unyol said...

tama po kayo ma'am isa sa mga asset ng Pinoy yan basta naka harap sa camera kahit anong hirap ngingiti parin yan... kaya it's more fun in the Philippines nga talga...

Manong Unyol said...

thank you ma'am carla

Manong Unyol said...

tama

Manong Unyol said...

yes tumpak proudly pinoy

Manong Unyol said...

hehehe pati din naman ako mainipin kasu kailangan eh minsan minsan lang ako umaatend ng mga festival.

Manong Unyol said...

oo nga eh sayang ang yaman pa nman nila sa history kung totoosin parang hindi interesado para ipromote mga lugar nila

Manong Unyol said...

oo nga eh hehehe pero sa bulacan lang yan :)