Sambuokan Festival

Sambuokan Festival
Oct is a merry calendar month inward the City of Mati inward Davao Oriental equally the Matinians celebrate their almost colorful together with much awaited Sambuokan Festival. It is a week-long celebration of the people of Mati inward thanksgiving for the year’s blessings of bountiful harvests together with inward observance of the founding anniversary of the City every 29th of October.
Sambuokan is a Mandaya discussion taken from the term “buok” which agency “one” pregnant unity together with oneness amid the people of Mati. Mandaya is an indigenous tribe inward Mindanao that inhabits to a greater extent than oft than non the hinterlands of Davao Oriental
The Festival proudly showcases Mati’s oneness together with harmony for a mutual proficient despite its various civilization together with ethnic traditions, denominations, economical status, together with lifestyle past times featuring a week-long merrymaking of nightly shows together with events, together with fun-filled activities such as street dancing competitions called “Indak Indak sa Sambuokan,” 1 of the Festival’s highlights that brings together the best contingents from elementary, secondary, together with 3rd participants from Mati City together with but about parts inward Mindanao together with acquaint an amazing display of their distinctive colors, cultures, together with traditional dances starting from the ER Supermall, to Rizal Extension together with brain thoroughfares of downtown area, to the Mati Park together with Baywalk equally concluding surface area for showdown.

Sambuokan Festival
Indak Indak sa Sambuokan

Other events include Thanksgiving Mass, boxing invitationals, concerts, musical showdown, merchandise fair together with exhibits showcasing the City’s exceed character products, domestic dog demonstrate together with clinic, beach parties, beauty pageant, fun run, photograph competition, banca race, Frisbee events, bikini open, together with skimboarding contest inward 1 of Mati‘s stunning white sand beaches together with crystal clear turquoise waters inward Dahican beach. 

Sambuokan Festival
Skim-boarding contest at Dahican Beach

Sambuokan Festival was founded inward 2001 past times the belatedly Edith Nakpil Rabat, a crowned beauty queen (Mati City (2001-2007). Their daughter, Michelle Rabat, is the incumbent Mayor of Mati.
Edith Nakpil Rabat came from an impressive lineage: she was missy to Mati, the Sangguniang Panlungsod amongst the City of Mati Tourism Office, together with supported past times various civic groups, together with mortal organizations – All for the People of Mati.

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Sambuokan Festival

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Images courtesy of the City of Mati together with SSC-Davao