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IFUGAO

Ifugao Banaue Rice TerracesPhoto from: lovethesepics.com

Locals to this day still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces, although more and more younger Ifugaos do not find farming appealing, often opting for the more lucrative hospitality industry generated by the Rice Terraces. The result is the gradual erosion of the characteristic “steps”, which need constant reconstruction and care. In 2010 a further problem was drought, with the terraces drying up completely in March of that year.

 

Ifugao Banaue Rice TerracesPhoto from: skyscrapercity.com

 

Ifugao People

Ifugao peoplePhoto from: asiaphotostock.com

 

The terraces are vastly found in the province of Ifugao and the Ifugao people have been its caretakers. Ifugao culture revolves around rice and the culture displays an elaborate array of rice culture feasts linked with agricultural rites from rice cultivation to rice consumption. Harvest season generally calls for thanksgiving feasts while the concluding harvest rites entail a strict taboo of any agricultural work.

 

Ifugao harvesting ricePhoto from: townhall.com

 

Partaking of the rice beer, rice cakes, and betel nut constitutes an indelible practice during the festivities and ritual activities.

 

Source: wikipedia.org

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

The Cordillera Administrative Region

Ifugao Province UNESCO Heritage Site

Colorful Festivals in Ifugao

Natural Points of Interest in Ifugao

Man-Made Points of Interest in Ifugao

How to Have Fun in Ifugao

 

 

 

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