Adivay Festival

La Trinidad, Benguet

Adivay Festival is held every month of November; with month-long activities located in La Trinidad, Benguet. The "Adivay" (an Ibaloi term meaning coming together) started from a simple gathering of family members, has become the bond that continues to forge unity and cooperation among the tribes of Benguet.

Adivay Festival News

  • Benguet Marks 107th Anniversary Celebrates 12th Adivay Festival

    The province of Benguet opened on Monday the 12th Adivay Festival, which coincided with the 107th foundation anniversary of the province. The celebration focused on strengthening the culture of Benguet.

    The Adivay Festival, an Ibaloi word meaning coming together and having fun, is an annual agri-tourism event focused on rediscovering the ingenuity of the Benguet people, their rich history, culture, arts, trades and industries.

    Gov. Cresencio Pacalso said different committees have been formed to prepare for the big event.

    Other committees have been assigned to prepare for different a ...

  • Bright Prospects For La Trinidad Tourism Seen

    Bright Prospects For La Trinidad Tourism Seen

    La Trinidad Tourism Officer Valred Olsim is looking forward to a fruitful 2017 after the municipal council approved the town's P2.2 million funding for different programs for tourism.

    "We are thankful that they have approved the budget for our institutionalized programs," Olsim said.

    Olsim added the allocated budget will be utilized for the Foundation Day (P250,000), Strawberry Festival (P500,000); tourism summit (P100,000), Adivay Festival (P250,000), and other programs such as Sisterhood Programs (P300,000).

    Although the funding is relatively small compared to the budget of other hi ...

  • Adivay Festival Slated Nov 11-26

    Adivay Festival Slated Nov 11-26

    The province is set to celebrate its 116th founding anniversary thru the Adivay Festival this month but with less funfare given the impact of typhoons Lawin and Karen recently leading to the declaration of the province under state of calamity.

    Governor Crescencio Pacalso said the provincial government will forego with activities such as parade and caƱao and the festivities have been reduced to two weeks.

    The 2016 Adivay Festival has its theme, "Benguet Gains ??" Our Pride: Adopting Change for Inclusive Human Development".

    The pipelined activities are as follows: Nov. 11 ??" E ...

  • Benguet Gearing Up For Adivay

    Benguet Gearing Up For Adivay

    The Province of Benguet is looking forward to more festive celebration of the 116th staging of Adivay Festival this November.

    Provincial administrator Atty. Noel Ngolob said Benguet governor Cresencio Pacalso already created a Technical Working Group (TWG) for the annual celebration, which gathers participation from 13 different municipalities.

    Ngolob who heads the TWG, said the executive committee composed of the governor, vice-governor, and board members, has advised to account all aspects of improvement for this year's presentation.

    "The TWG has already been formed according to the ...

  • A Day At  Adivay 2015

    A Day At Adivay 2015

    After a trek at Talingguroy (upper Wangal), I rode a jeep going to downtown La Trinidad and along the way, at lower Wangal, traffic slowed down. Just nearby, inside the walled area was a big colorful tent and the ambiance was festive. I went down from the jeep and looked inside.

    My guess was right. It was the Adivay festival being celebrated.

    The Benguet Sports Center was the main venue for the said festival that day.

    "Adivay" is a provincial festival of Benguet as "coming-together" for its different municipalities.

    I went inside the trade fair where the different "showcases" of ea ...

  • Monthlong Adivay Festival Of Benguet Begins

    The annual "Adivay Festival" and 115th foundation day of the province was formally opened Friday with the holding of the traditional ritual on Capitol grounds.

    The opening day was attended by officials of the Capitol and the 13 municipalities following the press presentation of the 13 pairs vying for the title of "Mr. and Ms. Benguet 2015".

    Governor Nestor Fongwan officially announced the opening of the annual celebration with the theme "Sustaining Benguet's Gains," advocating a preservation of resources and networks for the progress of the province.

    Adivay, a local word which means " ...