- Posted May 18, 2012 by
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This event caught the attention of many tourists which brought out the creativity and artistic side of Lucbanins
(townfolks). They now decorate the entire façade of the house for a much grater impact to the viewing public. There are those who decorate their home with commercial products such as hats, bags, mats, bolos, langgoniza, and other home industries products. To add more local color, there are those who used " ANOK" (scarecrow - like figures) and KIPING ( coloured rice wafers) as part of the decorations. They also put lights of different colours to their decoration for those who prefer to visit during night time.
The merriest part of the tradition comes immediately after the procession. As soon as the end of the procession passes each house, men and children hurry to the houses to perform the “Kalas”, a spirited competition to bring down the decorations and romp away with them as they would with prizes while homeowners struggle against them. This part of the celebration is the day’s elegant finale, symbolic of the rejoicing and merriment that follows a big, abundant harvest.