Boling-Boling Festival is a colorful festival that can be witnessed in the Philippines. It is a festival being celebrated before the start of the Lenten Season in the Philippines.
WHEN IS BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL IN 2015
Boling-Boling Festival will be celebrated three days before the Ash Wednesday. It will begin on February 15, 2015 which falls on a Sunday, until February 17, 2015 which falls on a Tuesday.
Boling-Boling Festival is celebrated annually on a Sunday and ends on a Tuesday preceding the Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of the Lenten Season.
WHERE IS BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL BEING CELEBRATED
The colorful festival of Boling-Boling Festival is being held in Catanauan, Quezon, a charming and tranquil diminutive fishing town in the province. Quezon is a province in the Southern part of Luzon that is directly facing the Island of Marinduque..
WHAT IS BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL
Bolin-Boling festival is being celebrated every year three days before the Ash the Wednesday. During this festivities the town people of the Catanauan, Quezon dress themselves with their chosen costumes. However, the most popular costume is karnabals, it is a colorful clown-like costume. Then they will walk around the town. The senior women will dress in colorful dress and hats with flower called Deñonas. They are accompanied by a guitarist and tambourines and they go to every house to solicit cash donations. Half of the accumulated money will be given to the Parish churchand the other half is used in other civic projects.
Most of the men are only wearing their undergarments and cover and array themselves with mud or grease with charcoal and wander all over the town to scare small children for fun.
The Boling-Boling festival is a symbolic act of cleansing oneself for the preparation to the Lenten season. Boling-Boling festival also shows the creativity of the people in Catanauan.
BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL ORIGIN
The origin and background of Boling-Boling Festival is totally unknown for nobody can tell exactly how this festival originated or where it came from. Not even the oldest resident in the province knows it background, nevertheless, celebrating this festival every year reminds the Catanauan locals of their susceptibility and of their weakness, and the act of spiritual cleansing is being established in their hearts.
WHEN IS BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL IN 2016
Boling-Boling Festival will be celebrated on February 07-09, 2016. Three days before the Ash Wednesday.