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First Kankanaey Festival Book on May 13, 2023

Photo Courtesy || Tin Dao-anis

Cordillera - The first-ever Kankanaey Festival is scheduled on May 13, 2023 with Kibungan town as the host.

With the theme "Ulnos di Kankanaey para sin Pansigdan di Ili," the relevant Kankanaey cultures, indigenous knowledge and practices will be highlighted.

"The purposes of the event are to showcase each municipality's culture, traditions, indigenous knowledge, skills and practices and for the officials and people of neighboring municipalities to have acquaintances," said Labio Nabe, Kibungan municipal councilor.

He added that a resolution has been passed for the Kankanaey Festival to be a yearly activity of the Kankanaey-dominated towns.

Kibungan Mayor Cesar Molitas invited all Kankanaeys and other Indigenous Peoples to take part in the said event.

"Umali kayo ta man Kanyaw tako ed munisipyo (Come that we will celebrate "Kanyaw" together in our [Kibungan] municipality), the mayor said as he invited all interested groups and individuals to the said celebration.

Meanwhile, Benguet Congressman Eric Go Yap, Benguet Governor Melchor D. Diclas and Benguet Vice Governor Ericson "Tagel" L. Felipe and other distinguished officials will be gracing the said festival.

"For the meantime, we have invited the four Kankanaey-dominated municipalities like Bakun, Buguias, Kapangan and Mankayan," added Nabe.

He further mentioned that aside from the trade and agri-fair, photo exhibit and free "tapey" (rice wine) tasting, the visitors will be introduced with Kankanaey cultures through the cultural presentations of every town.

Kibungan mayor believes that hosting the First Kankanaey Festival would boost further the town's tourism industry. 

By Tin Dao-anis



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