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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ibon Ebon (Bird Egg) Festival

       Ibon Ebon Festival was celebrated every year, in the month of February in Candaba, Pampanga. Ibon means "bird" and Ebon means "Egg". This festival makes the town a favorite destination for tourist and bird lovers from all over the world. It was started on February 1 and 2 in the year 1998. 

       The festival participated of different schools in Candaba and for those who want to join the events. The events include harvest fest, trade fair and tiangge, jamming with "Ibon" dancers, grand street dancing parade and dragon boat race. 


 
 










        The wetlands of Candaba Swamp in Pampanga is known as a sanctuary of nearly 17,000 registered migratory birds. It consists of more than 80 species from different parts of the world. The Candaba Swamp serves as the birds’ home and stop-over point as they migrate from point to point in Asia and other parts of the globe. 

        The town of Candaba makes proud of this festival, as they introduce the migratory birds and own eggs industry. 
 
Photography: Mr. Allan Borja

15 comments:

chrisair said...

wow thanks for sharing this all I can see was a happy bird and no angry bird wehehehe, nice photo by the way

shelmar said...

whahaha... yeah.. that is all happy birds...

Metrox Jomuad said...

I've never been to major festivals but this festival is really colorful.

violy vallester said...

wow so colorful costumes!! may ganito palang festival! anlapit ko sa pampanga di ko man alam!! shame on me... it's a nice subject for photography!! sana maka-attend ako next year.. thanks for this post!!

Thess Enriquez said...

Colorful indeed! We saw the news on TV Patrol before and my family's planning to check Candaba but the bird watching season is almost over. Difficult to schedule because some of my siblings are still at school.

Lourdes Espanol said...

Your pictures look great. They're postcard worthy. That festival looked fun.

shelmar said...

yes violy, so colorful talaga.. every year lalong gumaganda... sana makanood ka susunod..!! Thnks!

shelmar said...

it's really good...!! tnx!

shelmar said...

The festival was celebrated almost 5 days.. Everyday have a program.. Hoping you can watch next year... tnx!

shelmar said...

Thank you..!! =))

lakwatsero said...

I have been to the Candaba Swamps for bird watching. I have seen the winners of Ibon Festival as contingent at last years Aliwan Fiesta, pero di ko pa mismo nakita yung festival sa Pampanga. Thanks for sharing.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Vivid images! I have not attended this festival nor have I done bird watching in Candaba. Adding it to my bucket list :)

shelmar said...

Thank you..!! =))

shelmar said...

yes, they are joining in the Aliwan Fiesta.. thank you!

michymichymoo said...

So colorful! I didn't know there was an Ebun festival. :)

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