Singkaban Festival at SM’s Bulacan MallsSeptember 10 2009 at 7:37 PM
Singkaban Festival at SMs Bulacan Malls
September 9, 2009, 6:42pm
With two malls in this historic province, theres more reason for the SM Supermalls to celebrate Bulacans Singkaban Festival.
And SM City Marilao and SM City Baliwag have lined up events that highlight the history, culture, and people of Bulacan with a modern twist.
Held every second week of September, the Singkaban Festival which is an acronym for Sining at Kalinangan ng Bulacan is celebrated in honor of the patron saint of the province, Our Lady of Victory. It showcases traditional arts of Balagtasan, folk dancing, and kundiman songs amidst a display of Singkaban arches, which are delicately crafted from bamboo.
This years theme is Kahapon, Ngayon, and Bukas, Husay ng Bulakeño, Walang Kupas, and SM takes the cue with events that encompass the best of the past, present, and future. And the best part is that visitors to SM Marilao can join in the fun while enjoying Singkaban Specials from Sept. 8-15. SM Advantage Card holders will also get double their points when they shop at the SM Department Store during this period.
Bulakeños will be brimming with pride as they view exhibits about their province: Ang Kuwento ng Bagong Bulakeño Photo Exhibit organized by the provincial government at SM Baliwags Event Center, and Ang Bocaue: Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas organized by the Municipal Government of Bocuae at SM City Marilao. The exhibits are on display until Sept. 15.
The music and the beauty of Bulacan will also be showcased during the festival. The Himig ng Singkaban, Himig ng Bulacan Concert by Koro Bulakenyo happened last Sept. 8 at SM City Marilao; followed by talent search and pre-pageant activities the annual Ginoo at Mutya ng DepEd yesterday (Sept. 9) and today, Sept. 10. The Coronation Night will be held at SM City Baliwag on Sept. 14.
Other activities at SM City Marilao celebrate present day Bulacan: A Car Display of the Volkswagen Club of the Philippines Bulacan Chapter on Sept. 12; and Singkaban Acoustic Nights at the Foodcourt on Sept. 18 and 25.
GMA-7 stars Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal will make a stop at SM City Marilao on Sept. 13 as part of their All My Life mall tour.
Capping the festivities is the Singkaban Fireworks Display at SM City Marilao on Sept. 11 and SM City Baliwag on Sept. 12.
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