Pure Subanens Spearheading the Parade
Tourism in Misamis Occidental celebrates fiesta in the big OZ! As part of the city’s celebration, the Subayan Keg Subanen Festival which is a street dancing and merrymaking event was held this morning in the streets of Ozamis! This is an annual tradition of Ozamisnons to honor the early settlers of the city who were the Subanens.
All secondary schools in Ozamis City participated in the street dancing competition with a total of 14 contingents for tourism in Misamis Occidental.
Then the showdown began with the unique Subanen dance moves depicting their rich cultural heritage. This is comparable to Sinulog in Cebu for the promotion of tourism in Misamis Occidental. For a list of festivals in Misamis Occidental, visit this article. Apart from the colorful and beautiful costumes, grandiose props were also used to make the festivity even more lively! The Department of Education takes extra mile in advancing tourism in Misamis Occidental. Then the dance told the story of courtship. It interpreted how Subanens find their mate and how they say “I love you” to each other. How could that be more fun for tourism in Misamis Occidental? Every participant was so serious with the drama and internalized their role very well. Moreover, each contingent had its princess who acted as the lead dancer of the group.
Festival Champion – Ozamis City School of Arts and Trade (OCSAT)
Best in Choreography – Ozamis City School of Arts and Trade (OCSAT)Year after year, the Subayan Keg Subanen Festival have upgraded its performance. I am proud to say that it can now be compared with the other Philippine-renowned festivals like Cebu’s Sinulog. Hopefully next year, all Ozamisnons would grace the occasion by witnessing such festivities so the streets of Ozamis would be fully jam-packed. It would be a shame for an Ozamisnon to have missed paying tribute to his or her roots. Just one simple act of being a spectator would matter a lot so huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan. Mahalin natin ang sariling atin! 🙂 Visit List of Tourist Attractions in Misamis Occidental to know that happiness is just around the corner in our beloved province.
Happy Fiesta, Ozamis! 🙂This blog post is dedicated to my dear uncle, Mr. Mario William Olandesca who is now physically living in the States but mentally and heartily living in Ozamis. He misses Ozamis so much and is now very active in the Facebook group, Taga Ozamis Ka Kung (TOKK) which shows how he ultimately loves his hometown.
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