Imagine a small city (about 25 square km in area) with a high density population and limited arable land, Vigan can still manage to keep it's agriculture sector healthy. This festival has made me realize that farmers and their carabaos are still existing in Vigan.
This sub-festival of the mother festival Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts is divided into 3 main events: Carabao Painting and Pasagad Dressing, Boklan Arts and Glass Mosaic Competition. KARBO is derived from Karabaw, that is the Carabao and Bokel or Boklan which means seed. The newest addition is the Glass Mosaic competition.