Begnas: A Ritual for Good Harvest

Happy and contented with finally being able to see up close the Panag-apoy, witnessing another festival is, what I would like to think of as, a bonus. Walking to town from Ex-Mayor Killip's house, which we rented for our stay, we saw these men in traditional Igorot clothes. Former Sagada Mayor Tom Killip invited us … Continue reading Begnas: A Ritual for Good Harvest

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Panag-apoy: A Sagada Ritual

In Sagada like the rest of the country, All Saint’s Day is the day they gather together and remember the departed. But while it is common to light a candle or two, the indigenous community of Sagada, instead burn wood from old pine, locally known as “saeng”. The Panag-apoy, as the Kankanays call this ritual, … Continue reading Panag-apoy: A Sagada Ritual