The main highway was closed for the La Union Drum and Lyre Competition, and since it was the first time that I saw something like that here in La Union, I stayed, watched, and took pictures. Here are some choice pictures from the event:
There were 14 groups of elementary students, representing their own towns. They have to perform music of their choice while dancing, and somewhere in their routine, they have to perform the La Union hymn. I was only able to watch 7 groups, because the event attracts many locals, and people from the back who wanted to see the program can get a little restless. I was a bit far from the performers, and having to use the digital zoom apart from the optical zoom my camera can come up with, I needed to have steady hands to prevent blur in the images. When people started bumping me from behind, and kids tried to make their way in front blocking my view, I decided to just leave.
Anyway, although this isn't an annual event, this competition was part of the La Union feast day celebration, which happens every last weekend of February.
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