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Kahimunan Festival in Butuan Swamp by Spectators despite Heavy Rains

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January 17, 2010 By: striker_jem Butuan – Despite heavy rains that blanketed Butuan for the past weeks and on the day of the Kahimunan Festival, still people flocked along JC Aquino Avenue to witness the street dancing parade. Spectators lined along the street wet and unmindful of the cold to watch and took some pictures every time contingents [...]

January 17, 2010

By: striker_jem

Butuan – Despite heavy rains that blanketed Butuan for the past weeks and on the day of the Kahimunan Festival, still people flocked along JC Aquino Avenue to witness the street dancing parade.

Spectators lined along the street wet and unmindful of the cold to watch and took some pictures every time contingents from Agusan National High School, Libertad National High School, NORMISIST Cabadbaran, Libertad Women’s Organization and Butuan City Hall passes by.

The Kahimunan Festival is celebrated every third Sunday of January in celebration of Barangay Libertad fiesta with its patron Señor Sto.Niño.

Kahimunan is a Lumad term which means “gathering”.

The main theme of the ceremonies in the Kahimunan Festival is a combination of the Butuan’s pre-colonial culture and its affiliation with Christianity.

During the street parade participants’ line up the streets to present exotic dances and ceremonies where dancers are all dressed up in colourful costumes as they dance to an indigenous music. Theatrical performances of ceremonies and dances are highlighted as they decorate the streets with their exotic costumes and native ornaments such as baskets, spears and other accessories.

The City Sports Complex in Libertad was likewise jam packed with people, devotees, local and foreign spectators to witness each contingents dance performance.

Agusan National High School was adjudged this years’ Champion receiving 200 thousand pesos cash prize.

Declared 2nd winner is Butuan City Hall contingents with 150 thousand pesos cash prize while Caraga State University (formerly NORMISIST) in Cabadbaran won 3rd prize with 120 thousand pesos cash prize.

Contingents from Libertad National High School and Libertad Women’s Organization were also accorded 10,000 pesos as consolation prize.

The city government supported Kahimunan festival in its effort to boost tourist potentials of Butuan City.


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