Maytinis Festival is an old Caviteño tradition, held annually during Christmas Eve in the historic town of Kawit, province of Cavite. The festival showcases a dramatic recapping of St. Joseph and Virgin Mary's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. It also features unique Filipino translation of the ancient biblical scenes of the history of mankind's salvation from the Old to the New Testaments depicted in dazzling floats with characters portrayed by Kawiteños.
Every year, residents from Kawit, other towns and visitors from nearby provinces, flock to this town to witness Maytinis Festival.
Here are some of the floats from last year's festival.
Mark your calendars! It will be on December 24, 2013 and is expected to start at around 5:00 - 6:00 PM.
You may read my post on last year's Maytinis Festival, HERE.
THINGS TO DO IN KAWIT, CAVITE
- Visit Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine
- Check out the bazaars at the Freedom Park
- Attend the Christmas high mass at Kawit Church
WHERE TO EAT IN KAWIT CAVITE
HOW TO GET TO KAWIT, CAVITE
From Southwest Provincial Bus Terminal in Parañaque (Coastal Mall), take an air-conditioned bus bound for Cavite City (via CAVITEX is recommended). 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 5:00 to 6:00 in the evening.
See you in Kawit Cavite on Christmas Eve in celebration of Maytinis Festival 2013! For more Pinoy Festivals, click here.
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