Friday, February 20, 2009

First Calagan Festival

Wow Araw ng CARAGA (Wow CARAGA day)


Yesterday was the second day of first Calagan festival where the city tourism gathered the different cities (festivals) of Caraga region to celebrate together in one big mother festival.

This photo was taken during the street dancing showdown between
Kahimunan of Butuan, Bunok-Bunok by Surigao City, Naliyagan of Agusan del Sur, Pahinungod Festival of Carascal, Surigao del Sur and others. (Bombo Radyo)

At 3 o'clock in the afternoon people are starting to flock the city hall grounds with boy scouts (and were they CAT or PMT officers?) acting as guards in the ground. Truthfully, I expected to take only a maximum of 3 shots. Instead I stayed throughout the entire street dance showdown.

This is going to be the first of this Calagan series that I'm doing that will last for at least a week.

Trivia= Calagan means "Land of the Brave" or "fierce people," this is where the name of our region, Caraga, comes from. wikipedia

CONGRATULATIONS to the New Nurses!

The result of the November 2008 Nursing Licensure exam is finally in.

You can check the passers at

Congrats again!


Tammie said...

ooh. this is a great photo. so colorful.
i want to be there.

nanak said...

Yes, i agree with Tammie, a great colorful photo. Love it.

hadv said...

Hmm.. the costumes are becoming less indegenized, dont you think?

hadv said...

Hi Layra, I'm sending you a Creative Blogger Award.. please claim it at my Tacloban site.

supergirlhero said...

Abi nakog Calagan as in "kalag" of the souls hehehe :)

Valeria said...

Wonderful shot! Colours are so bright and the girl is so beautiful.
Today we'll have carnival too, here in Verona...
Thank you for your comment, visit again!

Vogon Poet said...

This photo is alive with colours and joie de vivre! Nice girl, by the way...

Kayni said...

i love this photo. so colorful and that lady is really pretty.

Babooshka said...

She's so beautiful and the colours surrounding her are so vibrant.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I love the compostion of your photos. So much life and colour!

the donG said...

this is a perfect post for both the festival and the big celebrations of all those who passed the nursing board examination. my cousin passed!

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