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festival Kabayan

1.   Bendian Festival (Kabayan)

In the past, it is a sacred ritual made during abundant harvest - a thanksgiving to “Kabunian.” Today, it is an annual event celebrated to showcase the Ibaloi Culture of the municipality. The festival is celebrated every April to May in Kabayan, Benguet. Bendian is performed for many reasons. Some of which are to heal a prolong illness, relieve natural calamities such as famine and drought, and to celebrate a bountiful harvest.