Damulag | @kapampangan.words (Lot 84 (Carabao Cart in Arayat) oil on canvas 1946 painting by Fernando Amorsolo, from https://salcedoauctions.com/item/9618)


Every May 14-15 in the Bulacan town of Pulilan which borders Pampanga, there is a special event that honors these hardworking farm friends who are considered the unofficial national animal of the Philippines!

DAMÚLAG • (duh-MOO-luhg)
carabao, water buffalo
Tagálog (Filipino): kalabáw

Kneeling Carabao Festival
Pulilan, Bulacan
This is a two-day festival that honors the hardworking carabao or water buffalo held every May 14-15 during the feast day of Saint Isidore the Farm Laborer.

Kneeling Carabao Festival in Pulilan, Bulacan
from https://www.google.com.ph/amp/s/365greatpinoystuff.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/341-pulilan-carabao-festival/amp/