Monday, June 04, 2007

Dumaguete Flores de Mayo 2007

From Davao today, let me move back briefly to Dumaguete last week.

On the last Saturday of the month, Dumaguete marks the end of May with a traditional Flores de Mayo parade along the main streets. The different barangays, each assigned a flower as theme, put up their contingent for the pageant. It's a colorful and dynamic combination of costumes and street dancing.

Some scenes border on the absurd, such as this dancing army of cross-dressing transgenders. Yes, those are men. The horror, the horror....

Fortunately, the beauties are also out in full force. Now, really, that's a sight for sore eyes.

And more below:


  1. i never attended a parade for the flores de mayo. i wanna witness one. haha. well if you count SM Davao's flores de mayo... which i did not finish hehe.

    nice pictures! :)

  2. Tina: Dapat isa ka sa nakasakay sa karosa. I mean it!

  3. Oh, I almost forgot about this little festivity. The "cross-dressing transgenders" attacking the streets of Dumaguete. You were right, the horror!