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Friday, June 27, 2008

PINTADOS FESTIVAL CELEBRATED TODAY

Leyteños became one in celebrating the Pintados Festival here in Leyte. Early in the morning delegates from all over Leyte flocked in Tacloban for the Pintados parade. Since 1986 this was celebrated here in Tacloban. Why do we celebrate the Pintados? What is it all about?

Pintados festival is a dance festival of painted dancers celebrating important events like exploits of war, nature worship in narrative dance movements depicting their own folk practices and beliefs. The custom of tattooing earned for the Leyteños the name of Pintados.

The parade did not took much time to paralyze the transportation and traffic of commuters. It is one of the problems posed during festival celebrations here.

1 comment:

JeFf & NoVa said...

pindatos celebration could must be interesting and fun.. i wish to see some pictures.. if you may like to share? hehehehe.. intrigira ko noh..

i'm really sorry about tagging you in the wrong one... my apology...

sige lang so far wala pako mabored sa panglimpiyo pero later on murag nahuman ko na tanan...whoa.. sige lng pud basta may internet.. manakop nlng ko online.. intawon wla pa jud ko magasahi sa Ginoo ba..

we decided that i'll be going to have a job soon enough nga ready nko sa ilang environment, and culture. kay basin magkabuang ko ba.. lisud na, and one more thing, yup.. the bells ringing would be soon enough...

i do hope you'll have a great day...