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Bulacan has fast become an ideal tourist destination, owing to its vital role in Philippine history, and its rich heritage in culture and the arts. The province is popularly known for its historical sites; nostalgic old houses and churches; idyllic ecological attractions; religious attractions; colorful and enchanting festivals; swimming and various themed attractions; and a wide selection of elegant native crafts and sumptuous delicacies. It is also home to numerous resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other recreational facilities.
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The Calumpit Libad Festival is a fluvial procession of well-decorated pagodas is held on the river every 23rd of June right before the annual town fiesta in honor of St. John the Baptist. Townfolks gaily sing, dance and frenzily douse water to “baptize” passers-by – prepare to get wet. – Read More: www.bulacan.gov.ph Other Info: Fluvial Procession at the Calumpit Libad Festival in Bulacan
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The name Marilao originated from a plant (shrub) that abundantly thrived in swampy areas during Spanish era. The matured plant bears light yellow flower & the edible roots are colored dark yellow (dilaw). The yellow roots became famous and used for various purposes now we called “luya”. The Luyang Dilaw festival aims to inculcate to the residents & the youth, the love and appreciation of the origin of the town. – Read More: tourism.gov.ph More Info: Celebrate Luyang Dilaw Festival in Marilao Bulacan
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Hundreds of work animals, mostly carabaos, are led on a parade in the streets of the town every 14th and 15th of May to honor its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador via the Pulilan Carabao Festival. The carabaos decorated with garland and shaved for the occasion, genuflect or kneel in front of the church. On the 14th of May, farmers all over the town pay tribute to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, in glorious thanksgiving for a year-long bountiful harvest. The celebration is manifested by hanging all sorts of fruits, candies, food crops and multi-colored kipings on bamboo poles. The affairs is highlighted by kneeling of carabaos in front of the church and the symbolic floats. Every year, a sea of frolicking humanity comes in droves to witness this showcasing inate talents of the carabaos. – Read More: bulacan.gov.ph More Info: The Carabao Festival Where Carabaos Kneel In Front of the Church
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