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    Posted June 30, 2014 by
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    Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival 2014


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     The Pintados-Kasdayaan Festival is one of the "best festivals in the country," according to Filipino photographer Rolan Garcia, who's been covering festivals for years. This particular festival is a cultural and religious celebration in Tacloban, based on the body-painting traditions of the ancient tribe of tattooed "pintados" warriors, he said. Enjoy his colorful, dynamic photos taken in late June 2014.

    The first image here was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for July 11, 2014.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    For this year, Pintados Festival is on its 27th year of celebration while the Kasadyaan is on its 18th year. While the province is still recovering from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the festival was celebrated in 'low key' or less extravagant to give considerations to the all the victims in it.


    Cebu City's Lumad Basakanon of Sinulog Festival, Bacolod Masskara Festival, Banigan Festival of Basey, Uway Festival Talalora, Samar and Mayaw-Mayaw Festival of Pinabacdao joined the festival to showcase their potentials and help boost the morale of the survivors of Yolanda in Leyte.

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