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Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015: Clash of Festive Acts and Carnival Queens

Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade just started last year 2014, replacing what had been the most awaited fiesta competition in the past which was the Folkloric Street Dancing Competition. But nevertheless, Kagay-anons and tourists were amazed with the grandeur of the former competition entries, the winners are as follows.

Best Carnival Parade

1st Place: Brgy Carmen
2nd Place: Liceo de Cagayan University Dragon Boat Team
3rd Place: Lapasan National High School Special Program for the Arts

Best Carnival Queen

1st Place: Lapasan NHS Special Program for the Arts
2nd Place: Barangay Carmen
3rd Place: Dancesport Council of Cagayan de Oro

And last August 23, 2015, Kagay-anons and tourists witnessed the colorful and festive Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade held on the streets of Luna-Velez to Divisoria. The Carnival Parade was participated among 5 contenders namely the Lapasan National High School, Macasandig National High School, Barangay 21, Barangay Gusa and Barangay Carmen with their own beautiful Carnival Queens.

First group to amuse the people lining up on the sides of Velez Street were from Lapasan National High School, led by their Carnival Queen who’s on her red bulging dress with numerous planked large black fans extended on her back.

Lapasan National High School Carnival Queen

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Followed by their street dancers on their colorful costumes.

Lapasan National High School Carnival Parade

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Fictional characters were portrayed among the participants of LNHS, from Peter Pan, Wolverine, to Maleficent.

Lapasan National High School Carnival Parade

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The second group contender, from Macasandig National High School was being led by their beautiful Carnival Queen on her red and gold-themed costume.

Macasandig National High School Carnival Queen - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

Macasandig National High School Carnival Queen

She gracefully danced to their own record of festive music while following her were their long array of street dancers on their astonishing and vibrant costume.

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade

Barangay 21 was the third group contender with their Carnival Queen on an all white costume. Followed by their participants with the same costumes, covered with black and white feathers and there were hints of peacock feathers.

Brgy 21 Carnival Queen - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

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Brgy 21 Carnival Queen - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay 21 Carnival Queen

Brgy 21Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay 21 Carnival Parade

Second to the last group contender were participants from Barangay Gusa led by their Carnival Queen wearing a huge headdress with rainbow-colored extension on her back.

Barangay Gusa Carnival Queen - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

Barangay Gusa Carnival Queen

While she was dancing in sync to their own beat of lively and loud music, she was joined and followed by their Barangay’s street dancers on their vegas-like headdresses and colorful costumes.

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade- Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade- Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade- Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade

And this girl must have been really enjoying their parade.

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade- Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

Barangay Gusa Carnival Parade

Last but not the least, the defending winner of last year’s Carnival Parade, were participants from Barangay Carmen. On their Carnival Queen’s elegant and shiny costume, she rode on the moving vehicle sponsored by SMART accompanied by some of the participants.

Barangay Carmen Carnival Queen - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Queen - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Queen

Ahead of her were their barangay’s participants, on golden festive costumes lined straightly on the street.

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen was one of the most energetic participants in the event.

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

As you can see on the image above, one of the participants accidentally dropped his headdress but still, he managed to continue their choreo.

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Barangay Carmen Carnival Parade

The Carnival Parade was concluded in front of the Kiosko Kagawasan in Divisoria. The showdown of the street dancers and the clash of the five Carnival Queens were held there. Below is the list of winners for Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015.

Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015 List of Winners

Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015 List of Winners

Best Carnival Parade
1st Place: Brgy Carmen
2nd Place: Brgy Gusa
3rd Place: Macasandig National High School

Best Carnival Queen
1st Place: Brgy 21
2nd Place: Brgy Gusa
3rd Place: Brgy Carmen

Most Thematic
Macasandig National High School

Most Disciplined
Brgy Carmen

Most Festive Higalaay Award
Brgy Gusa

With this year’s Best Carnival Parade bagged by Macasandig National High School, they received P100,000.00 and a trophy. Will they be able to defend their title next year?

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade - Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade

Macasandig National High School Carnival Parade – Best Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade 2015

 

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