Carabao festival in the Philippines - Phuket News

Carabao festival in the Philippines

  • May 15 2017 04:3011 months ago

700 carabaos or water buffalos were honored on Sunday in this year’s Carabao Festival in Pulilan, Bulacan, according to The Philippine Inquirer Online report on Monday.

Garbed in colorful fabrics and painted in bright colors, the water buffalos were brought in from Bulacan and other provinces in Central Luzon to join a two-kilometre parade that began in Barangay Lumbak and ended at the parish church in Barangay Paltao.

As each beast reached the church, it was made to kneel at the prodding of its owner and hundreds of revelers.

Making the animals kneel was a practice started nearly a century ago as farmers paid tribute to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, for the year’s abundant harvest and for protecting their rice fields from calamities.

Farmers have much to be thankful in this year’s festival as they produced as much as 250 cavans a hectare, up from their average yield of 120 cavans, said Adriano Ignacio, a farmer from Barangay Balatong B.

Ignacio grew up in an agricultural family, although he preferred a job overseas. But 18 years as a migrant worker proved to be a career disappointment for him. He returned to farming and had been profiting from his farm and carabaos for the last 12 years.

Carabaos are however threatened by the massive conversion of farmlands into industrial zones or residential areas, according to the Pulilan farmers association.

 

The post Carabao festival in the Philippines appeared first on Thai PBS English News.

Post Your Comment


  • seo services in phuket thailand
  • top seo in phuket thailand
  • the best seo in phuket thailand
  • the best onlnie marketing in phuket
  • digital marketing in phuket thailand
  • web design in phuket thailand
  • hotel digital marketing agency in phuket thailand
  • the best web developer in phuket thailand
  • increate direct booking for hotel in phuket thailand
  • marketing consultant in phuket thailand
  • graphics designs in phuket thailand
  • web redesign in phuket thailand
  • web maintenance in phuket thailand
  • social media in phuket thailand
  • social media marketing in phuket thailand
  • social media marketing services in phuket thailand
  • phuket web design and development
  • digital marketing services in phuket thailand
  • E-Commerce Solutions in phuket thailand
  • phuket web development
  • phuket web design and web application development
  • online marketing in thailand
  • Digital Marketing in thailand
  • social media influencer in phuket
  • Phuket E Marketing
  • Phuket Web Design
  • hotel website design in phuket

Social media marketing Phuket, online marketing Phuket, website maker Phuket, webmaster Phuket, photography Phuket, videography Phuket, online restaurant reservation system Phuket, online restaurant reservation Phuket, บริษัททำการตลาดออนไลน์ในภูเก็ต, ช่างภาพภูเก็ต, ช่างวิดีโอภูเก็ต, รับทำเว็บภูเก็ต, Online ordering system Phuket, restaurant online ordering system Phuket, web design Phuket, e-marketing Phuket, digital marketing Phuket, social media startegy phuket, content marketing phuket, hotel marketing phuket