It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!

 

 

 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part of planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into an unfamiliar place, people and culture are paramount. Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby. It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

 

BANIGAN KAWAYAN FESTIVAL

 

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The most awaited Banigan Festival will be held at Basey, Samar on September 28, 2014. Basey is the municipality in Samar province. The people of Basey will be celebrating the Banigan Festival again as an annual event on September 28 until September 29. Banigan Festival is also known as Kawayan – Banigan Festival. This festival is a yearly dance parade of different kinds of mats. This festival shows the 2 main source of livelihood in Basey. These are the bamboo weaving and the mat weaving. It is being celebrated up until now to continue the tradition that has been passed to them for many years. Read More: http://www.metrokelan.com/festivals-and-fairs/banigan-kawayan-festival_i6878

 

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Prominent for its meticulously woven and beautifully designed mats, Basey, Samar is known as the “Banig Capital of the Philippines.”

 The festival highlights the town’s woven mats and bamboo crafts through its annual street dance parade. Showcasing the major source of livelihood of the people of Basey, the mats are made of dyed “tikog” (Fimbristylis miliacea) leaves and are uniquely designed using vibrant colors.

Weaving has become a tradition of Basey and was handed down from generations to generations. In the year 2000, Basey attempted to submit a Guinness Book of World Record entry for the longest mat. The 1-meter wide and more than a kilometer long banig was paraded by hundreds of townsfolk.  Read More:  http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/festivals/3523/banigan-kawayan-festival-basey

 

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Banigan-Kawayan Festival is celebrated every 29th of September, a showcase of unique hand woven mats and bamboo crafts produced by the people of Basey, Samar. It is a tribute to the native bamboo mats as Agri-tourism is promoted nationwide.  Read More:  http://greedypeg.org/samar/Banigan-Kawayan-Festival.html

 

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Various banig products being paraded during the celebration of the Kawayan-Banigan Festival in Basey, Samar.

 

Other Photos

 

Photo from:  http://basey6720.blogspot.com/2012/05/basey-got-longest-mat-or-banig-in-world.html#.WRyC08a1taQ

Photo from:  http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/festivals/3523/banigan-kawayan-festival-basey

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

The Tropical Island Paradise Called Samar

Where is Samar and How to Get There

Popular Tourist Destinations in Samar

Come and Join the Merry Festivals in Samar

Come and Have Fun in Samar

Samar Photo Gallery

Samar Video Collections

 





 

 

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