2010/11/19

Makatapak Festival


Makatapak Festival - the town annual Festival of Bacolor, Pampanga. Similar to its kind like Sinukwan Festival of Pampanga held in City of San Fernando; Ati-atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan; Sinulog Festival in Cebu; Babaylan Festival in Bogo City, Negros Occidental; Pintados Festival in Tacloban, Leyte; Masskara Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City; Higantes Festival in Agono, Rizal; Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City; Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon; Pattaradday Festival in Santiago City, Isabela; while Flores de Mayo known as the Queen of all festival in the Philippines. Eid  El Fitir Muslim Festival in Mindanao; while others are pertaining to animals like Carabao Festival in Pulilan, Bulacan, Frog Festival in City of San Fernando, Pampanga and among others. And food fest like Sisig Festival in Angeles City, Pampanga; Duman Festival in Sta. Rita, Pampanga and other food or cuisine festival in Philippine Islands. And things festival like Hot Air Balloon in Clarkfield, Pampanga; Aguman Sanduk Festival in Minalin, Pampanga and Giant Lantern Festival in City of San Fernando. Makatapak Festival is the Exodus of people of Bacolor back in a day when the town became a Lahar Country 1991 - 1995 caused by the devastated eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Wherein, the Aetas god named Apu Malyari was mad of what people they done wrong to the Mother Nature. It was difficult to walked in Lahar, sometimes like a quick sand. Unity and helping hands was the key in survival of Pinatubo's wrath. Rich, middle class and poor are hand in hand. There was a time they are together in one big roof. People walked barefooted while carrying their important stuffs to safer grounds like evacuation center, rented apartments or relatives houses in other cities, towns & provinces or even abroad. Other people wept...But now Villa de Bacolor is going forward. Rock out Balen Baculud. Makatapak Festival the best and one of a kind, lalacad quing dalan alang chinelas. Mabie Balen Baculud! Balen daring makata pong legwan. Balen daring biyasa ampong mangalagu. The Makatapak Festival Street Dancing is simple colorful and impressive to watch.     











7 comments:

Anonymous said...

They're really on barefooted though literally ah!

Anonymous said...

good job dancers..!!
congratulations LHS, COE, CIT..

Bradpetehoops said...

Thanks for the comments.

Anonymous said...

When will it take place this year?

Anonymous said...

It is always celebrated in the vicinity of Barangay Cabambangan, Bacolor near the vicinity of San Guillermo Parish Church.

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