Cotabato City's highly anticipated and most colorful annual celebration - the Shariff Kabunsuan Festival is once again happening this December 15-19, 2016.

The City Government of Cotabato is now busy preparing for the 5-day event which is a celebration of Cotabato City's rich history and colorful culture.
Shariff Kabunsuan Festival 2016

We will be there.

Among the activities we are looking forward to witness in this year's Shariff Kabunsuan Festival is the Bangala Fashion Fair, an international fair organized by Department of Tourism-12, LGU-Cotabato City, Department of Tourism Mindanao and the National Commission of Culture and the Arts.

The said activity scheduled on December 15 is a BIMP-EAGA event, it will feature the colorful weaves and unique textiles of  the region.

There will be also a fashion show by Hijabi Ambassadress, exhibits with living artists, forum on Batik, Syabit, Inaul, Yakan cloth, Tabih and Tnalak, among others.
Guinakit Fluvial Parade


And of course, we are excited to witness once again the colorful Kuyog Street Dancing Competition which will be participated by contingents coming from different parts of SOX, the Guinakit Fluvial Parade at the mouth of Rio Grande de Mindanao which will reenact the arrival of Shariff Muhammad Kabunsuan, and the Grand Pagana at the People's Palace on December 19. Check out the Shariff Kabunsuan Festival Schedule of Activities below.

SHARIFF KABUNSUAN FESTIVAL 2016
Schedule of Activities
DATE & TIME
EVENTS
VENUE
December 15
7:30 AM
Opening Program
City Plaza
9:00 AM
Launching of Mini Guinakit Competition
People’s Palace Grounds
3:00 PM
Launching of Bangala: BIMP-EAGA Exhibit
Al Nor Activity Center
4:00 PM
Launching of SK Festival Bazaar
Al Nor Activity Center
6:00 PM
Bangala: A BIMP-EAGA Fashion Fair
City Mall Convention Center
December 16
9:00 AM
Battle of the Chiefs: Culinary Competition
People’s Palace
9:00 AM
Heritage: Fabric, Art & Culture Forum
Al Nor Activity Center
2:00 PM
Cotabato City: City of Cultural Charms & it’s Socio Economic Potentials ( A Tourism & Trade Forum)
Al Nor Activity Center
December 17
8:00 AM
Taekwondo Competition
City Mall
6:00 PM
Colors of Cotabato: Tri People Cultural Exchange Night
City Plaza
December 18

6:00 AM
Kuyog Street Dancing
City Plaza – CCSPC Grounds
1:00 PM
Kuyog Showdown
CCSPC Grounds
December 19
6:00 AM
Grand Cultural Parade
CCSPC -  City Wharf
7:30 AM
Guinakit Fluvial Parade
City Wharf
2:00 PM
Grand Pagana
People’s Palace

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