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Binatbatan Festival

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The Binatbatan festival features a street dancing and showdown competition wherein participants use “abel” (woven cloth) costumes and sway in their original panagbatbat dances. Abel products are showcased during the festival.

The street dancing depicted the long standing way the Ilocanos beat the cotton pods with two bamboo sticks to separate the seeds from the fluff called batbat. “Batbat” is the first process in making the Iluko, “Abel.” The street dancing honors the Abel Iloko, a traditional craft of Vigan that has sustained its economy from the Pre-Spanish Period to the Present.

The Binatbatan festival highlights the annual Viva Vigan Festival of Arts. Visitors, tourists and residents become part of the street dancing and revelries. Participants in the contest use costumes and props that were all innovative and artistic. Dancers incorporated also the use of abel cloth and sticks. – More from http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Binatbatan_Festival

 

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 Binatbatan dancing is connected to Vigan’s abel Iloco craft. The dance depicts how cotton pods are beaten with bamboo sticks to release the cotton fluff called batbat from its seed. This festival was started in 2002 to showcase this traditional weaving craft that is said to predate the arrival of the Spaniards. – More from: http://www.vigan.ph/viva_vigan_festival.html

 

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The 1st World Costume Festival held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur coincided with the region’s Viva Vigan! Binatbatan Festival of the Arts, exhibiting unique festival costumes from different regions in the Philippines. Awards were given to the festivals’ outstanding costumes last Sunday evening, April 28 at the Vigan Convention Center in Ilocos Sur.  – From:  http://www.pep.ph/photos/3736/viva-vigan-binatbatan-festival-of-the-arts-and-1st-world-costume-festival-in-vigan#yQemxcEp3wp17Rhv.99

 

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