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The festival aims to conserve, preserve and protect the almost-forgotten Kalanguya cultural heritage, especially to the younger generation, amidst modernization and high technology.  Slowly, the Kalanguyas are being recognized as a component of society’s progress and a feeling of brotherhood now exists between the two peoples.  The festival also brought enormous progress and development in the town and its people’s lives.



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The Kalanguya Festival, held in Sta. Fe Nueva Vizcaya celebrates the indigenous Kalanguya people. The Kalanguya people are a hard-working, culturary rich people. The festival aims to preserve their cultural heritage and is aimed especially at the younger generation. Festivities usually kick off with a colorful morning parade through town, featuring beautiful floats made by the Kalanguya people and other citizens. Displays and exhibits showing off the proud Kalanguya culture can also be seen around the venue. Songs, dances, chants, and other rituals are exhibited beside traditional arts and crafts. One of the more shocking and interesting displays are live sacrifices of a pig and a carabao.  Read More:

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Northern Luzon is a prime tourist destination in the Philippines.  The Cagayan Valley, with its rich cultural heritage and stunning geographic diversity of scenic mountain ranges and valleys, is one of the most beautiful and exciting of these destinations and Nueva Vizcaya offers both man-made and natural wonders (the legendary Salinas Salt Spring of Bambang, the amazing AlayanKapisaan Cave System of Kasibu, etc.).  Its many cultures is also worth immersing into.   One such cultural heritage, that of the Kalanguyas, is showcased in Sta. Fe’s Kalanguya Festival. 

The National Commission on the Culture and Arts (NCCA), through its Committee on Northern Cultural Communities, strives to promote and revitalize traditional culture and arts through distinctive or unique festivals that continue to be part of the local population’s life and culture.  For the second time around, the NCCA has supported, with grants, this festival which showcases the Kalanguya’s rich cultural heritage. 

About 75-80% of the town’s population are Kalanguyas and they inhabit 13 of the town’s 16 barangays.  The rest are Ilocanos and Tagalogs.   The Kalanguyas occupy the mountain ranges of the Caraballo Sur and belong to the Igorot tribe which include the Ibalois, Kankanai and Karaw.  They are also found in the area west of Sta. Fe, the eastern portion of Benguet plus some areas of Pangasinan, Ifugao and Nueva Ecija.  Read More:

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