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    Paet Taka Festival of Paete, Laguna Schedule of Activities

    The annual festival of Paete, Laguna showcasing its traditional arts of ukit (carving) and taka (papier mache) that is scheduled near the birthday of Mariano Madrinan who was awarded a gold medal by the Spanish king for his Mater Dolorosa wood carving masterpiece displayed at the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1883.

    Ukit- Taka Festival Schedule of Activities:

    September 23 - 26
    8am Dekreta
    Visual Arts Exhibit
    Trade Booth Fair
    Bulilit Exhibition

    There will be a Higante making contest on September 26 where giants made of taka (papier mache) will be paraded around town

    Sept 27
    Brass Band Exhibition
    Pasungaw/Bulilit Exhibit

    1pm Ukit Bulilit (soap carving competition)
    Ice Carving

    7pm Performing Arts Variety Show
    Dance Contest

    September 28, 2013 (Saturday)
    6am Mariano Madrinan honor ceremony
    1pm Mutya Taka
    Taka Rosa
    Pakulo (street dancing)

    September 29, 2013 (Sunday)
    10am Ice Carving Exhibition
    Fruit and Vegetable Carving
    Garnishing Demo

    1pm Drum and Lyre Exhibition/Competition
    6pm Awarding Ceremony
    7pm Mr and Ms Paete (Beauty Contest)


    Venue will most probably be at the Paete Town Plaza, though not explicitly indicated.

    Have to warn you on this, per experience and observation, the events there don't start on time, one or two hours late.
    This bad habit should be changed by Paetenians if they really want to make the event famous.

    The activities are typical of what you see in other festivals like the beauty contests, dance contests and street dancing (a good photo opportunity) though the demostration of ice carving, wood carving and garnishing are unique to Paete so far

    In order for this festival to be famous, marketing should be improved by word of mouth, social media to make up for the perennial lack of funds.

    The International Colonial and Export Exhibition in Amsterdam 1883 was a display of colonialism of imperial Europe where even locals of Java were on display in a human zoo.

    Related Paete posts:
    How to Get to Paete, Laguna
    Tatlong Krus
    Map of Paete, Laguna,
    Paete Wood Carving


    posted by GingGoy @ 8:09 PM,


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