Kaluskos Bamboo Arch Festival of Cardona

Bamboo Arches are traditionally used in different celebrations like town’s fiesta, weddings, anniversaries and other important events of the year in Cardona. This kind of folk art is made of bamboos decorated and crafted by craftsman. Making this arch needs a skillful worker or group of workers using sharp bolos for ornaments and designs of the bamboos before forming into arch.

This artistry in Cardona has been part of the town’s culture and tradition.It was named “Kaluskos ng Kawayan”. This name was derived from squeaky sounds produced when making the arch, like hissing f the snake, cockling chickens etc. And from then, the town celebrate Kaluskos Bamboo Arch Festival every first week of December.

image and source from:rizalprovince.gov.ph

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