Monday, October 10, 2011

Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival – Surigao City

image from Surigao Bonok bonok
Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw is an ethnic thanksgiving and annual feast celebration of San Nicolas De Tolentino and the Charter Day of Surigao City. On 9th day of September, Surigao City celebrates Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival; it features street dancing. 
Similar to the Negritoes of Luzon Island, mamanwa is one of the oldest and most colorful tribes in Surigao.They are known for their creative patterns, brass jewelries and indigenous crafts.

Also, Bonok-bonok is another ritual to thank their gods. Happiness and friendship are expressed through dancing, chanting and singing as they wave scarves of banay as symbols of goodwill, wealth and blessings for all tribal villages.
image from Surigao Bonok bonok
image from Surigao Bonok bonok
The City of Surigao is located at the Northeasternmost tip of Mindanao Island in the Philippines
Here's the video of Bonok Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw 2011:

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