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Babaylan Festival

19 Feb 2024

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19 Feb 2024

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About Babaylan Festival

Babaylan Festival is a yearly festival held each nineteenth day of February during the Charter Anniversary of the City of Bago, Negros Occidental. It is a portrayal of the customs performed by the Babaylans or high priestesses, similar to ceremonies of marriage, immersion, recuperating, and collect. The festival show an outlandish character of the Babaylans who were exceptionally basic in the Visayan territories before the Spanish colonizers came. Among the figures in the historical backdrop of Negros Island, the Babaylan Festival is the most beautiful and persisting up to now. Moving, singing, and drumming to satisfy the spirits are the standard method for festivity, and the general population are decorated in multifaceted and wonderful outfits. Excellence exhibitions and custom moves are the feature of the event.

The artists wear diverse styles of Babaylan furnishes and exceptionally brilliant and aesthetic embellishments. Some of them additionally put color and paint on their hair and body with an assortment of outlines showed on their skins. The Babaylan Festival depends on the ceremonies performed by the babaylans, similar to customs on marriage, immersion, mending, reap and others. The babaylan is a specialist, cultivator, craftsman, medium, consultant, agriculturist and that's only the tip of the iceberg, all moved into one extremely vivid character. It is trusted that babaylans get their recuperating powers from concealed spirits. The babaylan is the manager of customs and soul operators in ordinary world. She moves stunningness and fear. The Babaylan Festival was imagined to feature an extraordinary brand of Filipino legacy, one that goes back to the pre-Spanish period. The celebration plans to redis.

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