Gabii sa Kabilin

Gabii sa Kabilin

Every last Friday of the month of May, Cebuanos celebrate the “Gabii sa Kabilin” or Night of Heritage in time for the International Museum Day and the Philippine National Heritage Month.  This 2017, we will celebrate Gabii sa Kabilin on May 26, 2017.

This the the 11th year of the Gabii sa Kabilin.  It will showcase lesser participating museums and heritage sites, from 41 last year to only 27 this year, as Gabii sa Kabilin focuses on the few unique sites that best features the characteristics of Cebu.  These museums and heritage sites are located in the key cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-lapu and Talisay.

There are three museums in Cebu city which will join the Gabii sa Kabilin for the first time this year – Democrito T. Mendoza Museum, The Museum of Bicycling and the Museum of Heritage and Folk Art.

Ticket only cost P150 which will provide the holder access to al the 27 museums and heritage sites. Children below seven years old will have FREE Admission.  The ticket also includes FREE Tartanilla ride and bus rides from one museum to another.

You can buy Gabii sa Kabilin tickets at these participating sites;

There are lots of activities lined up during the Gabii sa Kabilin at the respective museums you will visit. 

The Rizal Memorial Library and Museum Building will feauture “Tabo sa Kabilin”, where there will be Cebuano Film Showing, Cultural Dance Presentation, Art Sketching Session, Cebuano songs and poetry presentation, stargazing activities, showcase of agricultural products from Cebu City highlands and street food carts.

 Heritage Hunt

At the Casa Gorordo Museum, there will be a Heritage Hunt, wherein the participants will have to complete different challenges in four hours at 10 different heritage sites.

There is also a Blogging/Vlogging contest.

At the Plaza Pari-an as well as in other heritage sites lots of activities are also lined up.

Gabii sa Kabilin was inspired the Long Night of Museums in Germany, where it encourage the public to visit museums, preserve Cebu’s rich culture and heritage, aims to develop an understanding that museums can also be venues of live cultural activities among Cebuanos and to break the misconception that museums are mere repositories of “dead” objects.

For more information about the Gabii sa Kabilin contact Ramon Aboitiz Foundation at  Tel. no. (+6332) 411-1700 / 343-1700 or vist the Gabii sa Kabilin Facebook Page at