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1. identifies musical characteristics of selected Philippine festivals and theatrical forms through video or live performances;
2. narrates the origins and cultural background of selected Philippine festivals.
Hey, have you experienced attending to some of the most well-known festivals in the country? Or if not, have you had any fiestas in your community? Well, this module will help you experience one of the most beautiful festivals in the country particularly in the island of Mindanao.
Did you know that there are approximately 42,000 fiestas in the Philippines? Most of these celebrations are done in the barangay level of every province in the country. As part of our traditions in social gathering, we Filipinos consistently find ways of celebrating life from a humble beginning to a more extravagant and colorful practices. What is important is that, having a strong foundation on sacred festivities, we still manage to keep on with our daily living despite of the challenges in life we are experiencing – the celebration of life!
In the previous modules, you have found out that festivals in our country canbe categorized into two major groups: religious and secular or non-religious festivals. It is said to be “religious” in nature when there is the presence of an image like that of the Sto. Niño and Sta. Clara being honored. On the other hand, a festival is said to be “secular” in nature when the main focus of the celebration is the identity of the locality like that of a bountiful harvest, fishing, unique product, or specific legend of the place and there is no religious figure involved. In what category does your own festival belong?
In this module we will travel far south of the country – Davao in Mindanao to experience how they celebrate their fantastic and colorful festival. But before you explore and ride along this journey, let us first revisit Aklan of the Visayas.
Last module, you have traveled to Kalibo, Aklan to experience the magnificent sight and sound of the Mother of Philippine Festivals, the Ati-atihan Festival. After all accomplished activities with regard to this festival, let yourself be refreshed with this short review.