Pahoy Pahoy Scarecrows

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Calbiga Samar Fiesta

The fiesta is the major event in every village in the Philippines and becomes a family reunion for those that have moved away. Bands, discos,and games of chance give the event a carnival atmosphere.

Fiestas are also a chance to bring new blood into the community. Locals from the provinces don’t travel much and this gives  them a reason to meet new people and find new boyfriends and girlfriends.

These scarecrows are the theme for the fiesta in Calbiga, Samar.

Hinabangan Samar – youtube video of small town in Samar

I am not sure the what they represent but maybe there are readers out there that can shed some light on the subject.

There are 3 giant scarecrows but most of the ones lining the road are people sized wearing regular clothing.

Some are ingenious works of art that have articulated arms playing bamboo instruments, activated by strings that the owner can pull from his sari sari store or restaurant.

These scarecrows, or whatever they are, looked cool to me so I had to stop and snap a few pics.The builders of the fancy ones were proud to show them off, and got them waving and playing their bamboo clankers by pulling on hidden ropes while hiding in the bushes .

Pahoy Pahoy

May 21, 2009

2 responses to “Pahoy Pahoy Scarecrows”

  1. There is also a relatively new Festival on the block for seafood lovers of Samar – The Kinis (Mud Crab) Festival is celebrated annually and promotes Municipality of Rosario as ‘the Mud Crab Capital of Northern Samar’. Nortehanons and visitors are encouraged to join this exciting and entertaining celebration.

    The Festival will be a full-day event commencing 8am Monday, October 5, 2009 on the grounds of the Municipal Auditorium of Rosario. The Festival will include a wide range of cultural and culinary events and a market of local delicacies.

    Hope to see you there!

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