August 16, 2012

Am-among Festival

The town of Bontoc in Mt. Province will be celebrating the Am-among Festival this coming month of September. William Aspilan, the town's Vice Mayor said that the festival will run from September 10 to 17. This is in celebration of Bontoc's 104th foundation anniversary. This will be the eighth time the festival will be observed.

"Am-among" is a Kankana-ey term that means gathering or fellowship. Scheduled activities in the festival include an agro-industrial trade fair, folk dance competition, a beauty pageant, photo exhibits, a bike fun run, sports games, cultural/street dancing parades, and the launching of the Bontoc tourism promotion website.

The festival has the theme "Surviving Change through the Promotion of Eco – Cultural Tourism".

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