|Kadayawan masks for sale along the streets|
Since I've got some time to use while waiting for her, I went and rode a jeepney headed to town to check out the street dancing parade (Indak-indak sa Kadalanan). The main thoroughfares of the city were used for the event, so public transportation were rerouted to other streets. A bit confusing at first, losing my sense of direction, but I just walked where my feet would bring me (something I haven't done in a long while, so I took it as a fun experience!) and headed to the street dancing routes.
It was a really hot Saturday morning but the ethnic vibe coming from the street dance performances plus the excitement of the crowd overwhelmed the whole ambiance along C.M. Recto, Ilustre and Duterte Streets. I only had an hour to spare so I took the most of it by taking pictures as I walked. Here they are, hope you like them :)
Happy Kadayawan everyone!! Madayaw!!
|Street dancing participants waiting for their turn|
|festive buntings for a festive vibe|
|street dance in motion|
|delicious fruits in season in time for the Kadayawan festival: rambutan, bananas, lanzones..|