Lubi-Lubi sa Glan Festival

Coconut Concoctions

Every year, on November 25, the residents of the peaceful town of Glan in southern Mindanao come out to dance in the streets in colorful costumes made out of coconuts.

Their version of the mardi gras or lubi-lubi serves as the highlight of the festivities in honor of the Sta. Catalina de Alexandria.

Glan is one of seven towns of Sarangani which is located on the southern tip of the island of Mindanao. The town is touted as the tourism capital of the province.

The Lubi-Lubi sa Glan Festival shows that there is more to the coconut than just copra. -- Bobby Timonera/MindaNews