This week’s festivals
A grand festival in Banaue town in Ifugao province, Imbayah is a rite of passage performed in earlier times. Today, it is a festival that showcases the town’s culture and tradition through ethnic parades, cultural dances, agro-industrial fair and other cultural events.
The town of Agoo, La Union province, celebrates the Ilocano dish dinengdeng (a broth of mixed vegetables). Around 100 families join in eating dinengdeng during the festivities. Other events include trade fair, fluvial parade, street dancing and concerts.
May 1 to 2
La Virgen Milagrosa Festival
Ilocos Norte province celebrates its patroness La Virgen Milagrosa. Representatives of the province’s towns join in the procession that will start from Badoc town and will end in Laoag City. A stage presentation on the story of La Virgen Milagrosa will be held.
May 1 to 4
A festival in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte province, whose name came from the woven fabric known in the town as binakol. During the festivities, clothing featuring authentic, antique and modern binakol designs are on display.
Compiled by Kathleen de Villa, Inquirer Research
Sources: Inquirer Archives, DOT, Official Calendar of the Republic, gov.ph, baliwag.gov.ph, ilocosnorte.gov.ph