January 13 (3rd Sunday of the month of January), we woke up early to prepare for a trip to attend a Festival in Kabankalan—the SINULOG FESTIVAL. It took us almost two hours to reach Kabankalan from Bacolod City.
While nearing Kabankalan, the road started to get busy. We also saw some bikers heading for Kabankalan.
We have to make some u-turns as soon as we arrive the City. Some road were closed as the street dancing is about to start. Finally , we’ve arrive at the new City Hall which was the starting venue also of the participating tribes. As soon as we’ve found a parking space we immediately went to the street and start taking pictures.
One of the fun thing one must learn to enjoy is the “bulinganay” tradition, where they mix coal with water or oil creating a black mixture that they rub on the faces of every individual on the streets…If you are a visitor you must be ready for this.
The danceable beat of the drums brings you up to your feet and joining the street dancing in the morning, in the afternoon it culminates to the Grand Tribal Competition at the City Public Plaza.
About Sinulog Festival
Kabankalan’s showcase in the array of festivals in Negros Occidental. Sinulog transforms the third Sunday of January of every year into a day of riotous revelry as dancers painted in black soot stamp to the wild beating of drums.
SINULOG SA KABANKALAN is a hilarious festivity held in commemoration of the triumph of the townspeople against the moro pirates through the intercession of the Sto. Nino.
During the early days, according to tradition, the Christian Filipinos, especially those living along the coastal areas, were subjected to attacks and harassment by the moro pirates. The encounters more often resulted in the bloodbath between the Christian and the pirates, bringing untold miseries and destructions, particularly to the townsfolk. It was in one of these encounters that the Sto. Nino intervened and saved the Christians from further attacks.
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