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Cavite - Maytinis Festival in the Historic Town of Kawit




A rich Caviteño tradition, the Maytinis Festival is an annual event held during Christmas Eve in the historic town of Kawit, province of Cavite. It is an interpretation of the history of mankind's salvation from the Old to the New Testaments depicted in biblical scenes with characters portrayed by Kawiteños in dazzling floats. It is also a spectacular recapping of St. Joseph and Virgin Mary’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem.


It is truly a unique Filipino translation of the ancient biblical episodes that gather families and friends in celebration of Christmas Eve.

See you in Kawit Cavite on Christmas Eve in celebration of Maytinis Festival 2012!

HOW TO GET THERE
From Lawton in Manila or Baclaran in Parañaque, take an airconditioned bus bound for Cavite City. It passes by the town of Kawit, fare is 30-40 pesos and travel time is around 1 hour depending on traffic condition. Please be reminded to come early as main roads in Kawit are closed to vehicles a few hours before the festival starts at around 8:00 in the evening.




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