03 October, 2010

M1376: Rural Scene Postcard

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

The postcard shows a typical rural scene in the country, with farmers and carabao. In the background is the view of the mystical mountain Mount Arayat in Pampanga.

Mount Arayat, which rises to a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft), is 19 kilometers away from Mabalacat, a town that derived its name from the ancient "balacat" trees which were found abundantly in the area.

The back of the postcard reads:
Rural scene, in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
Seen in the background is the famous Mt. Arayat.

M1376: Rural Scene Postcard

Mount Arayat is considered a mystical mountain, the legendary home of the diwata Mariang Sinukuan, counterpart of the Tagalogs' Mariang Makiling. It was said to be dwelling-place of the Kapampangan sun god, Sinukuan.

TRIVIA: There is no recorded eruption of the volcano.

Mount Arayat Wikipedia Entry
Mabalacat, Pampanga Wikipedia Entry
Pinoy Mountaineer: Mount Arayat

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