"Sometimes, carabaos also need a break from the farm and truly, this is their day -- a day for fashion and fun the carabao way."

Painters usually use canvass to showcase their talents in painting but the case in Vigan is different because Carabaos turned to be the canvass. This event is a part of the Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts 2012. A collection of events and festivals under one mother festival that happens usually at the last week of April and the first week of May.

Carabao Painting
The young and the old, everyone showcased their talents and with this event, it showed that age doesn't matter. As long as you have the passion for the arts, you can create an exceptional product.

On a street called Nueva Segovia, several Carabaos (whose colors are gray to black) turned to be a colorful work-of-art. The carabao painting started as early as 7 am and to note, the work to be done was not an easy task because the carabao painters were just able to finish it after 8 hours or more.

Carabao Painting

Karbo Festival 2012
Every painter seemed so busy and focused but their efforts were not in vain because the products of their creativity have made watchers, tourists, visitors and the like to stand in awe as they are watching the transformation of the carabaos.

Carabao Painting Vigan

Karbo Festival 2012 Vigan
12-year old carabao painter
As I watch the carabao painters, I know it was not an easy task. It really requires passion and dedication to learn the art of carabao painting and as I observe them, they seemed to be enjoying what they were doing.

At first the carabao whose color is usually gray or black was painted first with white -- the dark animal turns to be an angelic white, lol!

Now, I have no more words to say so I will be overdoing this post with a lot of photos, I am speechless, lol. Please enjoy the photos.

Carabo Painting Vigan

karbo festival vigan 2012

Carabao Painting 2012 Vigan

Karbo Festival 2012 Vigan
There you have it the lovely Carabaos of Vigan. Sometimes, carabaos also need a break from the farm and truly, this is their day -- a day for fashion and fun the carabao way.
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  1. Friend, para naman akong naawa sa carabao's being painted on. :(

  2. Ganun ba Mai? actually naisip ko rin yun lalo na ung mga masasabi ng animal rights advocates.

  3. hi edmar,

    you have any idea when is carabao painting this may 2013? i need the specific date kasi gusto ko rin makita itong event na ito... thanks

  4. aintto | Hello there! It usually happens every April 28, or 29, or 30. It depends, This years (2013), it happened last April 29. :) Tapos na siya.

  5. hi edmar, would you know kung kelan ang carabao painting this year? thanks!

  6. aintto | Hi there! It will still fall at the last week of April :) For now, there is no exact date yet as to the schedule of the activity. The LGU will still have to plan it :) Just give me heads up around April hoping there will be final sched na :}

  7. hi there... forgot to ask earlier. tapos na ba yung carabao painting?

  8. aintto | May 5 (Monday) 8 am at Plaza Salcedo

  9. thanks!.. I missed it again. :(

  10. aintto | There will always be next time, haha... Be sure to see it this year! I would be glad if I'll meet you here in Vigan :)

  11. hi edmar, kelan carabao painting this year? ill make sure na makapunta na ako...

  12. aintto | Wala pang schedule. Pero first week of May 'yon for sure. I will reply back if I'll see the schedule. :)

  13. aintto | Yup, it's May 04, 2015 - Monday, 8 AM, Nueva Segovia Street ang venue.

  14. edmar, here's my number 09275419794... baka magkita tayo dun.. pls text me if ever you're there... thanks


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