Monday Mellow Yellows: Street-dancing

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a meaningful Lenten season.
And now we resume our regular routines, hence, I am back online 🙂

I am sharing with you a picture of schoolchildren dressed in a traditional Visayan costume: the kimona (thin, cotton blouse) and patadyong (loose skirt) for the girls; and camisa de chino (a collar-less, long-sleeved cotton shirt thought to have come from China) and a loose, cotton pants for the boys.

Schoolchildren from the different schools in Ivisan join in the street-dancing activities.
Schoolchildren from the different schools in Ivisan join in the street-dancing activities.

This was taken during last year’s Buyloganay Festival in my husband’s hometown in Ivisan, Capiz. Buyloganay Festival is an annual festival celebrated in honor of the town’s patron saint, St. Nicholas of Tolentino.

The word buyloganay is a Hiligaynon word which means unity and cooperation, a quality that characterizes Ivisan and its people. The festival was held with lots of activities in the town center, including a grand parade that showcased street-dancers from different local elementary and high schools in the municipality.

Monday Mellow Yellows

2 Comments

  1. A beautiful photo. At first by the way they are moving their hands I thought the photo was in Thailand as it looks like the way they do the traditional Thai dancing. I am in Tasmania, Australia & have quite a few friends at work from the Philippines..

    1. Hello, Tony. Thank you for your nice message. The hand movements indeed looked similar to the Thai and Khmer style of dancing when you look at the picture. But it’s actually a different dance movement. I think I should’ve indicated that Ivisan is a municipality in the Philippines, my bad. It’s great to meet someone from Tasmania!

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