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KALESA FESTIVAL

 

 Kalesa Festival ManilaPhoto from:  senorenrique.blogspot.com

 

Every year, for one day in September, the unpopular and rarely-used kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) becomes the king of the road.

 

Kalesa Festival ManilaPhoto from:  city-data.com

 

One of the most widely-used modes to ferry people and produce in the 18th century, the kalesa is now more commonly used carrying tourists around historical attractions in Intramuros and Chinatown in Binondo. Outside of Manila, they can be seen traversing the cobblestoned streets of Vigan in Ilocos Sur and a few other rural towns.

 

Kalesa Festival ManilaPhoto from:  news.bbc.co.uk

 

Once ubiquitous, the kalesa however is vanishing. Seeing the need to preserve this centuries-old symbol of tradition and influence, the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) created the Kalesa Festival in 2004 in recognition of its humble yet significant contribution to Philippine history and culture, and identity.

 

Kalesa Festival ManilaPhoto from:  postcards.delcampe.net

 

Kalesa Festival ManilaPhoto from:  mediagallery.usatoday.com

 

 

All photos below from:  senorenrique.blogspot.com

 

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Text Source: mb.com.ph

 

 

 

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