Marikina is again celebrating its Cityhood Anniversary this December 8. The highlight of this event is the Rehiyon Rehiyon Festival 2017 which will be held on December 9, Sunday. The festival will commence at 3:ooPM thru a street dance and parade which will start from Bonifacio Avenue at Barangay Barangka. The parade will end at the Marikina Sports Center for the inter-festival dance competition.
This early, the Marikina PIO already issued the traffic advisory for the grand parade. The stretch of A. Bonifacio Avenue along Barangay Barangka towards Sumulong Highway of Barangay Sto. Nino shall be affected by the traffic that the parade may cause from 3:00 to 5:30pm.
What is Marikina’s Rehiyon Rehiyon Festival?
(lifted from Marikina’s official website — www.Marikina.gov.ph)
The Ka-Angkan Festival kicks off Marikina’s festival season. It celebrates the value of kinship and belongingness and the solidarity of the city’s multi-clan makeup. The “Ka-Angkan Festival, whose perennial theme is “Ka-angkan ko, mabubuting tao,” has a familiar fiesta flavor. Banners pennants, banderitas, and the invigorating sounds of drums and bugles are standard fare, as well as the parade of clans. Members of each clan turn uo in huge numbers, proudly proclaiming their bansag or special title, be it derived from their clannish occupation, distinct features, traits, or mannerisms. The Ka-Angkan Festival coincides with the celebration of Marikina’s founding anniversary.
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