Kalibongan Festival

August 14 marks the celebration of the Kalibongan Festival. Kalibongan is a manobo term for a Grand Festival which is celebrated yearly in Kidapawan, Cotabato. The Manobos, Bagobos, and other highland tribes from the different parts of the province go down to Kidapawan to show off and proudly display their tradition and cultural heritage. The natives display thier own version of "party" with a traditional horsefight, a "blood compact" peace ceremony, etc.

Sources:
http://www.wowphilippines.com.ph/cgi-bin/dot/calendar/aug.htm 
http://clickmindanao.philcom.com/profiles/city/cotabato.htm

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