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Santa Ana Kahimonan Abayan

In the northern Mindanao City of Butuan, a celebration of colorful procession marks the beginning of the fiesta called Santa Ana Kahimonan Abayan. This celebration held on 27 July is in thanksgiving to Santa Ana, the locals' patron saint for hearing and answering their prayers.

Many years ago, the Agusan River was plagued with human-eating crocodiles that was slowly destroying the locals' livelihood. Due to this problem, the townspeople offered a prayer to Santa Ana imploring for bountiful harvests and a safe journey across the river. Miraculously, the creatures were eventually destroyed proving that their prayers did not fall on deaf ears.

In order to honor Santa Ana, a waterborne mass is staged on this present day. During this event, hundreds of boats decorated with colorful buntings are linked side by side to create a long, floating platform, with the statue of their patron saint placed in the middle of it. Once the mass has ended, the event is heightened with chants from the choirs together with the beating of drums.

This joyous occasion also provides an opportunity for the Terurai, Manobo, Mandaya and Bukidnon people to interact, sell their goods and show off their dancing skills.

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