Imbayah: An Ifugao Bacchanalia

Imbayah–or the People’s Feast–is rooted from the Ifugao “bayah” or rice wine. “Bumayah” or “ Imbayah” connotes abundance–an occasion where “wine overflows from heirloom jars and the feast fit for gods”.

Imbayah is also a cultural gathering to celebrate the elevation of one person’s rank, and that of his family, from being a commoner to nobility.

During the ‘feast’, the people don their best native regalia and paraded around the quaint town of Banaue in Ifugao.

So, who came with the best ‘party hat?’


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