Linggo ng Wika 2015

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For the celebration of Linggo ng Wika last August 24, 2015, Grade 4 pupils were asked to wear Filipino costumes in school. Justin wore a Maranao costume that we bought at the mall.

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The costume does not come with an inner shirt. Justin wears a white undershirt here so that he would not feel cold inside their classroom. He also has a tobao on his head. A tobao is a traditional headwear for men made of cloth with geometric or floral designs or Arabic calligraphy. He is also wearing native slippers and a simple tribal necklace to match his outfit.

Maranaos (also Maranaws) are what we call the people of Lanao, a predominantly Muslim region in Mindanao. “Maranao” literally means “People of the Lake.” They are called as such because most of them live in the Lake Lanao area. Maranao people are known for their sophisticated weaving, wood and metal crafts, artwork and epic literature.

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6 Responses

  1. That is a nice costume for your son. The Philippines has a very rich and yet diverse culture and it is nice that schools reinforce this kind of learning for kids.

  2. Linggo ng Wika (Buwan ng Wika) is one of my favorite activities in my daughter’s school because it makes me proud of my heritage and my country

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