March 23, 2019 12:00 am - April 23, 2019 12:00 am
Asia and the Pacific | Philippines | Malaybalay | Malaybalay City Bukidnon
The word “Kaamulan” comes from the Binukid word “amul” which literally means “to gather”. It is a festival celebrated annually by the Bukidnon people. During the festival, the seven tribes in Bukidnon namely the Bukidnon, Talaandig, Tigwahanon, Manobo, Umayamnon, Matigsalog and Higaonon are gathered to celebrate diversity, culture, pride and unity. Each tribe showcase their own tribal costumes, dances, and products.
Kaamulan is the dubbed as the only authentic ethnic festival celebrated in the whole Philippines wherein we celebrate the richness of Bukidnon in terms of culture, ethnicity and language. Kaamulan promotes cultural preservation and recognition for each tribe. Bukidnon is located in Mindanao, a place in the world that is used to be tagged as a dangerous place. A place full of fear, chaos and hate wherein people used to throw prejudice and stereotype about the people in Mindanao. Yet a beautiful and diverse culture inhabits here in the highlands at the heart of Mindanao.