Friday, December 28, 2012

PHILIPPINES ~Dinagyang Festival~

...This card shows one of the best festivals in the Philippines... the performers with their black painted skin... they may only use indigenous materials...must be really impressing and fun to watch!! Thanks again Edna!!
But i'm so sorry to read about the typhoon. I hope you and the people there are safe...

With lovely tiny stamps:Marine Biodiversity (Defintives)
First stamps issued with bar codes on each stamp (Issued 2011)
From the back of the card:
The Dinagyang Festival is the biggest and most colorful religious and cultural festival. It is held to honor the Sabto Niño and to celebrate the arrival of Maly settlers to Panay and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the atis. It is a very colorful parade coupled with a dramatization amidst the cracking of drums and shouts of "Viva Señor Niño." The tundering of "Hala Bira" by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one.

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