The Gotad is a cultural heritage that defines the soul and character of the Ifugaos.
Thus described Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña of the Ifugao festival in her message read by DA-Cordillera Technical Adviser Cameron Odsey during the opening day program of the 2017 Gotad Ad Ifugao and the 51st founding anniversary of the province last June 14 at the Provincial Capitol Plaza here.
Laviña was the invited opening day guest of honor but could not make it due to health reasons.
The Usec stated that this cherished Gotad Ad Ifugao tradition of coming to ...
Hundreds of locals and tourists gathered recently in Lagawe, capital town of Ifugao, to witness different cultural activities in the weeklong Gotad Ad ("thanksgiving" or "merrymaking"), a showcase of Ifugao's rich natural and cultural heritage. The province's 11 municipalities participated.
With the theme "A Celebration of Cultural Heritage as Foundation of Self Determination and Sustainable Development," the festival featured a cultural arts contest, indigenous culinary arts competition, indigenous games, a marathon in G-strings, an agro-industrial fair and a grand parade.
The annual fe ...
To promote and properly preserve its rich culture, the province of Ifugao has veered away from the typical ati-atihan-type of festivals. It incorporated in fact more ethnic activities in this year's Gotad Ad Ifugao, an annual merrymaking which also celebrates its founding anniversary.
This year the province marks its 50th year, having been separated from Mountain Province in 1966.
Themed "Haggiyo (Mabuhay) Ifugao," the 2016 festival included competitions on cultural sports, indigenous culinary, and cultural arts and skills, as well as a float parade, and an agro-industrial fair selling l ...
Hundreds of tourists and locals gathered in Lagawe, Ifugao last week to witness different cultural activities in the week-long Gotad Ad Festival.
Gotad Ad is an Ifugao word which means a large gathering for thanksgiving or merrymaking.
Eleven municipalities participated and showcased Ifugao's rich natural and cultural gifts.
The festival featured different cultural contests like float parade and cultural street dancing parade. Different municipalities promoted their colorful tradition and products.
The annual festival was simultaneously held with the 50th Founding Anniversary of If ...