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".
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.
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.
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.