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April 5, 2013

Sabuaga Festival 2013, Santo Tomas Pampanga

While I was thinking on my next destination, I search the net and found the Sabuaga Festival in Santo Tomas Pampanga. May ganito pala at malapit lang.

Before going to Santo Tomas, I've already search online for the Sabuaga Festival because I'm not familiar with it.

Sabuaga Festival came from two Kapampanga words “sabuag” which means ‘to scatter’ or ‘shower’ and “sampaga” which means ‘flowers.’ This festival was inspired by Parish activities during the traditional Salubong. The festival is held every Easter Sunday. It's a day-long full of activities such as street dancing to the tune of the official Sabuaga Festival music and free interpretation dancing.
 The street dancing started around 5pm And the free interpretation at 6:30pm. Hindi na kami nakapanood ng free interpretation dahil may prusisyon sa aming barangay.

All 7 barangays of Santo Tomas participated. They showcased the industry of their barangay in their costumes, pottery in Sto. NiƱo Sapa, Agriculture in Sto. Rosario, Fishery in Poblacion, Garments in Moras dela Paz, Casket in San Vicente, XLT in San Matias and Poultry in San Bartolome. The municipal government allotted P5,000,000 divided among the seven barangays as subsidy for their expenses.

People from different barangays and nearby towns witness the street dancing. Big crowd like this is also an opportunity for the vendors. It is also an opportunity for candidates running this coming election 2013. Hay! Too bad, religious celebration and town festivities is mixed with election.

For more information about Sabuaga Festival, visit Minimalist Sense for english and for Kapampangan.


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