The Angeles City National Trade School flashes their winning formation for the interpretative dance competition. Photos by Joann M. Valenciano
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The weeklong colorful Kapampangan cultural show culminated with a bang.
The annual Sinukwan Festival has concluded its weeklong celebration on Saturday with its culminating activities led by the street dance parade and free interpretative dance competitions held at the Pampanga Capitol grounds and Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.
Spearheaded by the Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan Inc. (FLKI), the Sinukwan Festival showcased the cultural diversity and true Kapampangan spirit through different activities and contests.
The much-awaited street dance parade and free interpretative dance competition brought together different communities in the province to outshine each other through the beats of the Sinukwan Festival theme in the tune of the iconic Kapampangan folk song, ‘Atin Cu Pung Singsing.’
The Angeles City National Trade School wowed spectators with their colorful performance by showcasing Pampanga festivals during the free interpretative dance bagging first prize for the level two category. They also won best in costume in the same category.
Diosdado Macapagal Highschool won first prize for the street dance competition in the level two category. While Palut- Cabio Festival of Barangay Calulut bagged the best in headdress also in the level two category.
University of Assumption grade schoolers during the street
The University of Assumption grade school department bagged all the major awards for the level one category. They won first prize for the street dance, free interpretative dance, best in costume and best in headdress.
Setting the Kapampangan culture in all its glory, the Sinukwan Festival showcased more than just dance performances, beauty pageants and Kapampangan fashion.
Gayak at Piblas was among the activities that showcased the Kapampangan creativity through fashion.
Argel Dampil Bernal of ADB Creation won first place for Bayung Piblas nang Aring Sinukwan. While an exhibit of the Philippine terno by Kapampangan designers were also on display.
The Sinukwan Festival strongly showed the passion of every Kapampangan for its rich culture and traditions, uniting every Pampanga community in celebrating its fascinating history.