VIDEO BLOG | TACURONG CITY’S TALAKUDONG FESTIVAL 2015

Talakudong Festival is the most celebrated event in this City of Goodwill, the City of Tacurong in the Province of Sultan Kudarat. It is a neo-ethnic festival honoring the most prized symbol of the City’s history – the kudong, a head covering worn by early settlers of this city. Talakudong which comes from the word kudong refers to something that covers the head against the sun and rain. It is said that the early people of Tacurong gave the Sultan of Buluan, now Buluan town in Maguindanao, a golden kudong as a special gift for his enduring efforts in instituting peace and progress in the area. Thus kudong becomes symbolic to the city and its people. In fact, the name Tacurong is derived from this emblematic Talakudong.

TALAKUDONG FESTIVAL 2015 | TACURONG CITYTalakudong Festival is the most celebrated event in the City of Goodwill, the City of Tacurong. It is a neo-ethnic festival honoring the most prized symbol of the City’s history – the kudong, a head covering worn by early settlers of this city. Talakudong which comes from the word kudong refers to something that covers the head against the sun and rain. The name Tacurong is derived from this emblematic Talakudong.

Posted by The Travel Teller on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gaining a good reputation as the festival of hats, Talakudong Festival has become a historical and cultural spectacle in South Central Mindanao. It is highlighted by street-dancing and field demonstrations with lavishly decorated talakudong as the main feature accompanied by the sprightly sound of bamboos and drums. The dances and performances showcase the history of Tacurong from being a barrio of Buluan into a multi-cultural town of Sultan Kudarat and eventually into a bustling city.

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  1. Since I moved to Malaysia, I stopped going around my own country. What I look out for the most is definitely Mindanao! Nakakainggit! :/

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