Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Horses, Chickens, Wine And More At The Adivay Festival In La Trinidad, Benguet

This year's edition of the Benguet Adivay Festival is nearly coming to an end. It started on the first week of November and is expected to have its curtains closed within the first week of December. With the theme "On ASEAN Integration: Benguet Faces Its Challenges And Grasps The Opportunities", the festivities carried with them a tinge of the Benguet people's positive hopes and anticipations when the integration finally creeps into the province next year. 

With events that included sports tournaments,  trade fairs, arts and cultural competitions, and various exhibits, the festival had something for everyone. The highlights of the festivities may be over (the parade and the Grand Canao were held on November 24), but there's still a lot of things going on at the Benguet Sports Center in Wangal, Buyagan. We went there today and the place is still bustling with activity. Some booths, especially the ones from the far-flung municipalities of Benguet already packed up and left but most of them are still there along with their products and wares.

There are other major events set to be held in the coming days. These include a body-building competition, a fun run, a mass wedding, a Christmas choral contest, and more. You can find the full Adivay schedule here. Happy Adivay! (Note: all photos by The Cordilleran Sun.)