After 23 years, I was again able to witness the amazing kneeling carabao of Pulilan.
I tell you folks, it’s a quite a spectacle for me to once again see, this time thru my lens, the crowd excitement and the carabao’s obligatory kneel before farmer’s patron saint San Isidro Labrador. I can’t believe the number of hardworking carabaos I saw. It could be a record-breaking number of carabao participants for this century-old tradition.
I braved and snaked-thru the relentless crowd to get through right in front of the church where the kneeling happens. I managed to score admission tickets to the special viewing deck and stand toe-to-toe with local cinema legend Laurice Guillen.
Like in the past, rain started pouring near the end of the parade, a good sign according to local legend, and much-needed reprieve from a really intense afternoon heat for those loyal beasts and intense crowd.
I was hoping I could have good angle from the viewing deck but because of the over-crowding, I could only manage some decent shots.
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