Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu

This year, nine museums have joined this year’s “Gabii sa Kabilin” (Night of Heritage) scheduled on May 28, Friday. On its fourth year, The Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu is the only museum and cultural event in the Philippines, even in Asia, which will be held Exclusively in Cebu. Nine museums have agreed to open their doors 6:00 p.m until 12:00 midnight for the one-night revisiting of Cebu ’s heritage.

On May 28, 2010, the new Gabii sa Kabilin will feature nine museums—Casa Gorordo Museum along 35 Lopez Jaena Street, the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and Basilica del Santo Niño Museum on P. Burgos Street, Fort San Pedro in Plaza Independencia, the Yap-Sandiego ancestral house on the corner of Mabini and Lopez Jaena Streets, Museo Sugbo on M.J. Cuenco Street, 1730 Jesuit House along Zulueta Street, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) - Rizal Museum on Mabini Street, and Sacred Heart Parish along Jakosalem Street and witness the different cultural. Gabii sa Kabilin is the culmination of the International Museum Day and the Philippine National Heritage Month celebrations.

Rediscover Cebu’s rich history by going on a walking tour to the museums. Ride a tartanilla and experience Cebu’s colourful past. Visit the Cathedral Museum of Cebu and the Basilica del Santo Niño Museum for a glimpse of religious relics and old statues and images.

Learn how Filipinos lived in the Hispanic times at the Casa Gorordo Museum. Or explore the richness of colonial architecture when you visit the Yap Sandiego House and the 1730 Jesuit House in the old Parian district. Know interesting things about Jose Rizal, our national hero, at the USPF-Rizal Museum. And be attracted to the beautiful contemporary paintings of Cebu’s very own artists at Sacred Heart Parish.

Listen to traditional Cebuano love poetry and music by local performers or watch dance performances by the Sandiego Dance Company and other dance troupes. Watch reenactments of Rizal’s last moments as well as award-winning indie films.

These nine museums will stay open for a night of activities at an affordable price of only Php100.00. Enjoy the heritage tour on foot, onboard a tartanilla and/or mini-busses (for guest from Museo Sugbo, Fort San Pedro and Sacred Heart Parish) at Php50.00 per person. Tourist police and barangay tanods will be deployed on the tour route for security of the guests. There will also be traffic personnel assigned to man the traffic.

The Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu event will feature tartanilla rides, cultural presentations, native delicacies and other colorful activities designed to promote Cebuano culture and heritage. Hopefully, the Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu will help visitors, tourists and cebuanos appreciate Cebuano history and culture.

The Gabii sa Kabilin concept is patterned after the long night of the museum in Germany and other European countries to draw and encourage people to visit museums as a venue for cultural understanding” said Dr. Joy Gerra, Executive Director of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI)-Cultural Heritage Program.

The activity is ideal night for families, students, singles and couples, senior citizens, tourists and culture lovers who want to see and experience museums through various activities beyond the museum collections. Gabii sa Kabilin is on many counts a wonderful way of spending your Friday night as well!

The Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu event is a partnership of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. and the Visayas Association of Museums and Galleries Inc. See you and don't miss this chance to experience the cultural and historic journey for one night, only at the Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu!
Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu Gabii sa Kabilin 2010 (Night of Heritage) in Cebu Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Thursday, May 20, 2010 Rating: 5

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