Friday, March 2, 2012

Caracol Festival 2012

I was able to witness Makati City's annual Caracol Festival which was held on Feb. 26, 2012 at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue. The Caracol Festival aims to raise awareness on the preservation of cultural heritage and conservation of the environment and natural resources. Hundreds of students (elementary, high school and college levels) and residents of Makati City participated in this lively and colorful event. The students competed in a dance showdown after the fun filled parade. I only learned about the festival the day before the event itself. I was supposed to attend the festival with 2 companions but both could not make it so I went alone. I had so much fun photographing the participants who were all willing to smile and pose for the camera. Some would even request that I take photos of them. Such warm and happy people!


































































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70 comments:

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wow, what amazing costumes! Your pics are Marvelous !

KM said...

annie, taga saan ka ba talaga? parang all over the Pinas eh nagaygay mo na din :D

bale ano pala itong Caracol Festival na ito? pasensya na, ngayon ko lang kasi narinig, di pa ata umabot sa bundok ko :D kelan pa 'to nagsimula? ang gaganda ng costumes nila. kaka-aliw! :)

salamat sa pag join sa Happiness Is, at sa pag share nito. Kung di pa sayo, di ko malalaman na may ganito palang kaganapan sa Makati :)

wifetoalineman02 said...

wow! look at all the happy faces and fantastic customes, the qualities of the pictures Sis Annie are just beautiful :-) Returning the visit from Happiness is...


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rona said...

Ay! Bongga! ang saya saya ng parade! Pinakafeyvorit ko ung mga beking fairies!! Prang si KM lang! LOL! At pssst, KM, caracol? ngayon mo lang narinig? Ako matagal na, di ko lang alam anong pagdiriwang to. Haha!

Bumibisita Anne from happiness is!!

Sumi Go said...

Wow! I didn't know may festival of some sort in Makati.. :) Love the photos sis Anney! All the participants look so happy and I like their costumes! <3 So colorful~

Ms. Burrito said...

Wow, those are beautiful costumes! Thanks for linking up to Color Connection.

Sey said...

Ang sexy nung ate sa unang picture. hahaha. Ang galing ng pagkakagawa ng mga costumes nila at walng pinipiling edad at kasarian. Bata, matanda, babae, lalaki at beki. Kaaliw silang lahat. Last Sunday of February ba ito. Naku I'll mark it so that I can witness it next year.

wifetoalineman02 said...

costumes are unbelievable gorgeous Sis Anney :-) Visiting from Color Connection Sis, hope that you can return the visit too.

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Kim, USA said...

Iba talaga ang pinoy ganda gumawa nang costumes and very colorful pa. ^_^

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myrockingcradle.com said...

ang gaganda ng mga costume nila. when did this annual event start? used to like and work in makati but never go to hear about this.

michi said...

winner ang mga costumes. =) at ready talaga sila magpose at project. hehe!

peachkins said...

Sayang di kami nakasama ni Yk yk..
sadness..

mathea said...

ganda ng mga pictures sister, do you edit your pics? if yes, ano gamit mo? i love the second one, growllll...heheh happy weekend!

maiylah said...

ganda ng shots! so colorful and fun! have heard of the festival, pero didn't know much about it. :)

J said...

Makulay!

chubskulit said...

Very creative! Galing talaga ng mga pinoy.

CutestPrincess said...

very colorful indeed, i'm also at that event, too bad i don't have my camera that time!

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Malditang "Kura"cha said...

nice. at least hindi mo sila kailangang habol habulin. hihihi! Willing much.

Great pictures= na naman! woot woot!~ actually hindi ko alam din kung kelan yan nagaganap. I'll try to peek in next year..

Chatty said...

nicely captured! ang colorful and looks like so much fun! :)

Deli said...

Beautiful costumes! I love the 3rd photo the most :) Thanks for the visit.

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Looks like such a fun festival. =)

lovely pettit_mom said...

absolutely, I love all the outfit they wearing. its been haven't seen parades in my-life since I move to other place. I miss Philippines so much

Seny said...

WOW! beautiful! you remind sa sinulog...oh! how I miss...thanks for stopping by~ happy weekend!

Henry said...

Very clear and colorful. You always get the best shots.

Spanish Pinay said...

Very interesting! Kelan nga ito nagsimula sa Makati? Diba normally sa isang province ito ginagawa? I just want to add na caracol means suso or snail in Spanish... So I wonder why the festival is called as such... Time to do some research I guess :-)

Thanks for sharing the photos, Ms. Lagalag! ;-)

Spanish Pinay

Marsy said...

wow, i didn't know it was this beautiful and colorful. i hope i can check it next time.

Kristeta  (kalokang Pinay) said...

Wow! Those costumes are amazing! Everyone looks so happy. And the festival was for such a good causes =)
Buti naman natuloy ka kahit ikaw lang at nashare ito wa amin =)

MC said...

Wow. Ang colorful lang nito. Ngayon ko lng din narinig tong Caracol Festival.

Salamat po ate anney sa palaging pagdalaw sa blog ko kahit minsan lng ako maligaw sa blog niyo. Di ko kasi nakikita sa feed ko sa dashboard ang mga updates nyo. Ba't kaya ganun?

mymy said...

ang saya-saya!!!

F.L.A.G - Fundamental Learning Academy for Girls said...

too bad i missed it.. hopefully something like this will take place in march during my visit. one we pinoys love to do is dress up and go all out during parades despite of what's going on. ;)

Adin B said...

It is so beautiful!!!!! I just love all the photos, the colors, the smiling faces, beautiful! :) Visit late mommy Anney via CC.

Hazel said...

If it's for 'preservation of cultural heritage and conservation of the environment and natural resources' I'm all for it. The costumes are really grand and creative. Thanks for sharing many images of the festival.

Mai said...

the photos are awesome, anney. thanks for sharing. i've heard about the caracol festival from friends but this is the first time i've seen truly fabulous photos. kudos to the city of makati for organizing the event.

Donna said...

Parang ang saya saya naman ng festival. I love the colors. sarap tignan. :)

joy said...

galing naman. I am really proud to be a filipino. nice customs and nice photography:) Thanks for sharing anney.

Lalah said...

wow... such eunthusiastic posers. Ang Galing. :)

beingwell said...

Bongga! Looked like a fun event. Great photos, too! :)

Rosemarie said...

thanks for sharing the photos, i notice daming joyful na kasali sa parada but infairness may nakita ako na macho...hehehehe..Viting for Happiness is , please fo visit my share as well at

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Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots from the festival, very colorful.

chubskulit said...

Visiting uli from mellow yellow.

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful and fun yellow colors Sis :-) what a festival that is :-) Returning the visit from Mellow Yellow Monday.

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Stevia said...

Everybody look so festive!

Amazing pictures :)

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Shelly Bean said...

Hello,
Thanks for visiting me at my site and for the comment! I love all the pictures!

NixBlog said...

Great series of shots of this wonderful parade and festival. Well done!

Dinah said...

Wow, these are amazing photos! What a beautiful parade :-)

Emille said...

There's a lot of yellow in their costumes! The"lions" cracked me us -they look so serious!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great post! wonderful pics :)

Tetcha said...

What colorful and lovely characters! I missed this! Sigh!

Rome said...

lakwatsera de primera kahit mag isa siuge RRAMMMPPAA!!!!

Leah H. said...

So creative naman..Love, love all the photos...Good job!


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Missy Shugah said...

wow seems like a lot of fun!!! Cool costumes!! :) I want to witness this someday

4U2 said...

Wow, very beautifuls pictures!

Liz said...

It must have been fun to watch. I love their costumes. Have a fabulous week.

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Liz said...

It must have been fun to watch. I love their costumes. Have a fabulous week.

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Rovie said...

Ang ganda ng mga shots at very colorful ang mga costumes...

Thanks for sharing Anney...

rona said...

Anney, panalo tong post mo oh? Umani ng mga bonggang kumento! mmm.. Nachachallenge tuloy si tawas post ko. Nyahahaha!

Only Fish Recipes said...

great post...with some wonderful clicks...got to know abt caracol festival :-)

mayen said...

I saw this festival on TV and I thought it was great.. I love your photos, you're good. I love the colorful costumes and smiles of on the faces of your subject. Good job.. I absolutely love this post.

Carol Ann said...

Great shots! Enjoying seeing the parade through your camera lens:)

Shenny's mommy said...

You are a good photographer. The festival is very colorful and people are so good in dress-up and makeup.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

was here paying a visit.

that's really neat and cool costumes

Cee S. said...

Great photos! You really captured them well!

I only saw this on T.V. Gusto ko sana pumunta kaso lang nakakatamad lumabas kasi sobrang init na.

ThePinayWanderer said...

Been working in Makati for a few years now but only heard about the festival this year, saw it on TV too. :)

I love your photos, so vivid and colorful, ang galing!!

nuts said...

I saw this on news a few days ago.. only heard it now.. such a colorful festival! I hope to see more of this next year and be there when it actually happens in Makati!

march on... said...

i lived in pasay for decades pero hindi pa ko nakanuod ng caracol. this looks so festive!

Missus Cee said...

lovely photos, girl! btw, when did this festival start? matagal na ba tong nag eexist?

I'm Veronica said...

You are right, it is so bright, and I'm sure it was wonderful to see in person. It looked like fun to be there!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

nice pictures....sarap kumain sa floating restaurant....parang sa bohol at may umaawit pa...

UmmiRosma said...

The lions and tigers looked sooooo real! I am scared hahaha

Very fantastic parade...i wish i were there with my family...

carinamodella said...

very festive and creative costumes! ngayon ko lang nalaman na dito pala yan sa makati sis, thanks for the info :)

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