Kabkaban Festival

April 19, 2009

Carcar (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Carcar, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Carcar) is a municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 100,632 people.

In 2005, Metro Cebu's definition was expanded to include Danao City in the north and the municipality of San Fernando and the city of Carcar down south.

Carcar became a city on July 7, 2007. On November 19, 2008, The City of Carcar was demoted along with 2 other cities in Cebu and 13 other cities in the Philippines. The Supreme Court ruled that the 16 cities did not pass the requirements for cityhood.

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Kabkaban Festival

Kabkaban Festival is a ritual dance believed to be a way of driving away bad spirits. The term is taken from a kind of grass that is so abundant in the place. Through the inspiration of Val Sandiego, the Kabkaban celebration today is given much attention by the Carcaranons and visitors from other places. This annual activity is one of the highlights of Carcar's fiesta in honor of its patroness, St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Carcar is known for its locally-made shoes. Bolo making and basket weaving are also some of the prevalent cottage industries among the Carcaranons are also into wooden furniture manufacturing and antique reproduction.

The Kabkaban festival celebrate every November 24-25.


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