JANUARY

AMDAYOYONG
This month is considered the spring period in Banaue and start of planting season where rice seedlings are finally transplanted
(hopnak) in the rice fields.

FEBRUARY - MARCH

LITOTONG   /   BISBIS

This is the period when people celebrate the thanksgiving rites called "ulpi". During this celebration, the whole family stays
home to drink their homemade wines called "baya". They butcher sacrificial animals as offering for a bountiful harvest.

IKGHUMTAD AD MAYOYAO
March 13-15
Mayoyao, Ifugao
Town fiesta adopting the cultural festival "Ikghumtad" similar to the "Gotad of Hingyon & Kiangan".

APRIL  - MAY
LUYA   /    OPEH

This summer months in Banaue, characterized by sunny and clear blue skies, the perfect months for touring and picture taking
to the later part of May. The rice terraces change from green to yellow with the ripening of the rice plants.

KULPI AD ASIPULO
April 16-19
Asipulo, Ifugao
Town Fiesta adopting the ritual term "kulpi", a family thanksgiving after transplanting the rice seedlings.

IMMBAYAH
April 27-29
Banaue, Ifugao
A festival celebrated every after 3 years. The event title was coined after the term "bumayah" refering to a well-to-do who
celebrates his good health or ripe old age w/ gong-beating and dancing culminating the feast.

LUDU   /  BOCACO

The start of the harvesting season, farmers celebrate the thanksgiving harvest ritual called "apuy". They open their sealed rice
granaries to bring out the stored grains but before doing so, they have to bath their butchered sacred wooden idol or rice god
called "bulul" with blood from their sacrificial animals, either chicken or pig.

IFUGAO DAY
June 18
Lagawe Ifugao
Provincial celebration of the anniversary of Ifugao as a Province.

IT-ITI    /      MANABA    /      HAWA

These are months of ceremonials and rituals performed for the dead ancestors and relatives. People feast by dancing and
drinking for the days called "gotad". Also during this time, repairs on damaged rice paddies are undertaken. Weather is
unpredictable.

VICTORY DAY
September 2
Kiangan Memorial Shrine, Kiangan, Ifugao
Anniversary celebration of the surrender of the Japanese Imperial Army led by Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita.

CHATTU    /      OCAR

The months for sowing rice seedlings people continue cleaning and preparing the rice fields to be ready for the planting season.

CHRISTMAS
December 15-23
Lagawe, Ifugao
Nightly presentations beofre Chirstmas eve sponsored by each municipality.
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