Benguet marks 107th anniversary, celebrates 12th Adivay Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—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 activities geared toward cultural preservation coming up with activities like exhibits, forums, job fair, entertainment and other activities linked to the lives of the Benguet people.

The celebration kicked off on Monday at the Capitol grounds with an ecumenical service followed by the search for Mr. and Miss Benguet candidates’ presentation.

There will be a mass wedding, job fair and a medical and dental surgical mission on Tuesday.