Sunday, March 17, 2013


Carabao-Carroza Festival is one of the most popular festival in the Province of IloIlo. The festival reflects the culture of the Ilonggos.


One of the highlights of the event is the Carabao racing,  leaving its mark as one of the most entertaining festivals in Iloilo. It is considered as one of the biggest tourist attracting annual cultural celebrations of Iloilo that has enjoyed great success over the years.

Carabaos are also exhibited as an artwork. Farmers clean their carabaos' skin until it is smooth and polished. The horns are smeared with oil and given gloss. Then, they are sometimes groomed and dressed or artistically painted, decorated with ribbons sometimes, painted and attached to carts and parade them through the town.

Tentative Schedule of activities:

  • Gaily-Decorated Carroza with Festival Muses Parade
  • Carabao-Carroza Race
  • Coronation of Carabao-Carroza Festival Queen

The holding of various carabao-related activities such as parades and races does not only promote its significance as a national animal, but also help in their preservation.

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