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Philippine Tourism News: Lang-ay Festival 2008 in Mountain Province

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Mountain Province is preparing for the long awaited Lang-ay Festival this coming April 1, 2008. This is the fourth staging of the Lang-ay Festival and the theme is "Living Tradition: We care and share." Lang-ay Festival has a series and various of activities that is created by different committees for this years weeklong celebration of Lang-ay Festival.

The activities that the Lang-ay Festival committee created include a series of events like agro-industrial fair, tribal sports on ‘Gimata’ race and pounding rice, indigenous games and exhibits, cultural dance presentation combined with street dancing parade, indigenous sports, Day-eng contest, and cultural fashion show among others.

The street dancing will be composed of two groups : the Children Street Dancing which shall be participated in by elementary pupils and first and second year high school. Participants in this category shall be composed of a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 30; and the Mixed-age Group street dancing which shall be participated by the community of all ages with a minimum of 60 to a maximum of 100 performers to include dancers, musicians and prop-bearers.

The other exciting activities that will be conducted in this weeklong Lang-ay Festival includes mountain trekking; skills fair/showcase; Ms. Mt. Province Pageant; Lang-ay Theme song competition; farmers forum/congress/lectures; medical/dental mission; coffee sipping experience; indigenous worship and concert; Theater presentation; 11th Community get together; Job fair and Serbisyo Caravan of selected agencies; Chorale Fest; Oratorical contest for the youth with the theme, ‘Gawis ay Mountain Province’.

The Lang-ay Festival, which was first staged in 2004, is the biggest crowd drawer in the province.


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