27 July, 2010

M1335: Harana sa Nayon

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows how the harana tradition is done.
The man, usually accompanied by his close friends, goes to the house of the woman he is courting and plays music and sings love songs to her. Harana is an old Filipino courtship tradition of serenading women, probably a Spanish influence. It has been practiced mostly in rural areas and small towns.

The back of the postcard reads:
Rustic swains serenade barrio belles in "Harana sa Nayon", interpreted by the members of the FILIPINESCAS Dance Company: Philippine Life, Legend and Lore in Dance

M1335: Harana sa Nayon

Harana WikiPilipinas Entry

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