This post has already been read 6400 times!
In her opening Remarks, Igorot Austria President Ms. Hilaria Garcia briefly explained that Begnas, an Igorot word, refers to thanksgiving or offering rituals.
Ms. Marjorie Soaygan elaborated that the celebration of Begnas is the Igorot’s way to celebrate and give thanks for all the blessing they received the past year. This festival has the purpose of promoting the identity, heritage and customs and traditions of the indigenous people of the Mountain Province.
Soaygan further said that the celebration of begnas or thanksgiving should not only be confined to significant accomplishments and gains but it should be always done to express our gratitude to the Almighty Father for the small and big benefits that people have achieved in their success in life.
Third Secretary and Vice Consul Juan Carlos Borromeo was the guest speaker during the celebration. The Vice Consul challenged the Igorots in Austria to be steadfast to preserve and protect the rich history, culture and traditions of the region.
The cultural event inspires everyone to value their rich history, culture and traditions because it establishes the distinct identity of the people in their particular regions.
It is also inspiring to witness the presence and participation of the younger generations in the celebration of the Begnas.
The Igorot Austria Younger Generation presented the different modern costumes of the Mt. Province.
Both Austrians and Filipinos in the audience were delighted with their unique presentation, having shown their rich Igorot culture. Dressed in beautiful hand woven vests, G-strings and colorful skirts, the fun loving Cordillerans of Austria, together with their children danced to the melodic sounds of the gongs, gansa and solibao.
Oct 07, 2017 Comments Off on Filipino Oktoberfest held in ViennaThis post has already been read 679695 times! Vienna, Austria, October 7, 2017 – Despite of the cold October weather, Pinays in traditional dirndl dresses (fluffy-sleeved dress topped by a peasant blouse that comes in various cuts which, depending on the inclination of the wearer, can go from...
Nov 25, 2016 Comments Off on Pinay Entrepreneur celebrates thanksgiving of fashion boutique in Vienna
Aug 15, 2016 Comments Off on Getting in touch with John and Marijo Eleazar
Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Visit to Medjugorje
Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Enjoying a day in Trogir, Croatia
Apr 03, 2016 Comments Off on CRAB MENTALITY AND FILIPINO IDENTITY
Jun 12, 2015 Comments Off on Remembering the day in 1898 – 117th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Austria
Apr 02, 2015 Comments Off on Young blood
Apr 02, 2015 Comments Off on Coming to Austria
Apr 02, 2015 Comments Off on Filipino Values