FINALLY: Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival has fixed dates every year
FINALLY. After 40 years, the annual Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon now has set dates every year. This means that starting 2019, tourists, guests, visitors interested to witness the only authentic ethnic festival in the Philippines can plan accordingly.
This is definitely a good development, especially since more and more people want to participate in the Kaamulan Festival celebration in Bukidnon, which is a yearly gathering of the 7 hill tribes of the Province of Bukidnon namely:
By virtue of a provincial resolution authored by Bukidnon District 2 Board Member Atty. Jun Beltran, the Kaamulan Festival will now be held from March 23 to April 23 every year.
The sitting Bukidnon governor, however, has the authority to extend or change the dates but only if there is a need and if there’s a justifiable reason to do so. The sitting governor also has the authority to move the festival to a different schedule but again, only if there’s a justifiable reason to do so.
The Kaamulan Festival draws thousands of people to Bukidnon, most particularly in Malaybalay City, the capital and where most of the events take place. Bukidnon Online regularly posts Kaamulan schedule of activities. Check the previous schedules so you can have an idea of the festival highlights.
The biggest crowd drawer is undoubtedly the Ethnic Street Dancing Competition. If you plan to witness that, best to already book your accommodations early since Malaybalay doesn’t have enough lodging places yet.
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Loiza’s Suites – A bit more expensive than other choices but they’re the go-to places for special occasions. They recently opened their pool and bar.
Bukidnon Business Hotel – Very central location. Along Fortich Street, the same main thoroughfare where the street dancers will also pass through. Just a few steps away from Gaisano Malaybalay and Chowking.
1st Avenue Apartelle – This one offers value for money. It’s in the inner part of the city but you can always take the local motorela and it’s just a few minutes away from downtown.
Waterpool Micro Hotel – Located at the outskirts of the city so you would need to allow around 15 minutes in order to reach the city proper.
Pitcher Plant Farm – Also located at the outskirts of the city (about half an hour away). It could be an interesting choice for fans of flora and fauna and for those who prefer solitude and to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
If the above hotels are fully booked, try AirBnB (we’re giving out FREE Php 2,150 in travel credits for you to use when you book THROUGH THIS LINK) or you can look in neighboring city, Valencia