Silverdale Residences joins
The Kneeling Carabao Festival – 2016
The water buffalos locally known in the country as Carabao or commonly referred to as “Kalabaw”, and held as the Philippines’ national animal, is one of the most famous and known animal in terms of agriculture. These animals provide help and labor to farmers to grow rice and other staples.
As a tribute to the farmers’ best partner in the field and to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, every year on the month of May, the townspeople of Pulilan in the Province of Bulacan, celebrates this occasion in glorious thanksgiving for a year-long bountiful harvest.
A float parade of beautifully decorated carabaos is a must-see event during the festival. Each floats were decorated with food crops, flowers, fruits and farmers clothing’s such as colorful straw hats or locally known as “salakot”. In the afternoon, the carabaos kneel in the church square for blessing and to pay homage to the town’s patron saint, San Isidro Labrador.
This year, Silverdale Residences joins the festival with a family of three carabaos and a Hayley Home Model-inspired float, decorated with colorful banderitas and crops. It was such a great view, for all the cheering of the crowd and the gleeful smile of the townspeople and tourist made the event even livelier.
The celebration itself showcases not only the rich culture of the town but also their gratitude and thanksgiving for the year-long bountiful harvest and blessing for the upcoming year ahead. Happy Fiesta!!