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.
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. Barasoin Church
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.