A Cultural Celebration

Every August, the whole country celebrates Buwan ng Wika (National Language Month). But we do not only celebrate the beauty of the Filipino language. Oh no! We go beyond that. We also celebrate the richness of the Filipino culture.  Afterall, its
what makes it more fun in the Philippines.
To kick off Buwan ng Wika, here are a few art projects my third and fourth graders made.

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The vintas are traditional boats found near the Philippine island of Mindanao. It has a sail with assorted vertical colors that represent the colorful culture and history of the Muslim community.

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The Ifugao Rice Gods locally known as Bulul are carved wooden figures used to guard the rice crop by the Igorot people of northern Luzon. These Bulul portraits are inspired from the rich culture of the Ifugao.

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These masskara paintings are inspired from one of the grandest feasts of the Philippines, the Masskara Festival, held each year in Bacolod (The City of Smiles).

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