Butuan gears for grander Kahimunan

The Kahimunan Festival in Butuan is held every year in January in honor of the Holy Child Jesuus or the Santo Niño. Contributed photo

The organizers of Butuan City’s Kahimunan Festival are gearing for livelier and grander festival celebration this weekend.

The festival held annually in January to profess devotion to the Señor Sto Niño, would include more events and activities. The annual ethnic event will peak on Jan. 18-20.

According to organizers, guests and spectators could expect better performances especially in the Grand “Kahimunan” Street Dancing Competition on Jan. 20.

The Caraga Region Police Office (PRO-13) is all set and ready to secure key areas in Butuan during the Kahimunan Grand Parade.

Although there was no threat to the city, police said they are not taking chances, and have been closely coordinating with military counterparts to ensure the safety of devotees and secure the Sto. Niño Church and other places of convergence, including the procession and parade routes.

Anticrime operations were also being conducted to preempt and deter criminal activities that might occur during the day of the feast. By CLC

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