This dance of floral garlands dedicated to the Virgin Mary, celebrates the "Santa Cruz de Mayo," during the Roman Catholic celebration of holy week. It is performed widely during the month of early May. “Bulaklakan” refers to green orchids and other flowering plants. The town of Bulacan derived its name after bulaklakan because of the natural floral growth in that area.
Danced at the Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, SC's 19TH Annual Gala on Aug. 29. http://www.filamsc.org.
Videotaped and edited by Alan C. Geoghegan, Aug. 2009