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Rituals and Ceremonies

Discover the profound rituals and ceremonies that are integral to Igorot culture. Uncover the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Igorot people through these time-honored practices, each with its own unique significance and tradition.

9 articles filed under Rituals and Ceremonies category.

Panagbaniit: A Unique Tingguian Funeral Tradition

Panagbaniit, a unique Tingguian funeral ritual, bridges past and present, celebrating life, death, and the afterlife. Discover its significance.

Nov 1, 2023 · 6 min read

Bogwa Ritual: A Sacred Tradition for the Living and the Dead in Ifugao

The Bogwa ritual is a unique and sacred Ifugao tradition that honors ancestors and seeks their blessings for the living.

Oct 28, 2023 · 19 min read

Sangadil: A Unique Igorot Funeral Tradition

Sangadil is a unique and deeply respected Igorot funeral practice in which the deceased is seated on a wooden chair.

Oct 26, 2023 · 7 min read

Panag-apoy in Sagada: A Sacred Tradition of Remembering the Dead

Panag-apoy in Sagada is a traditional Kankanaey practice of lighting bonfires in cemeteries to remember and honor the dead.

Oct 26, 2023 · 6 min read

Paunawa: A Unique Funeral Tradition in Manabo, Abra

Paunawa is a unique funeral tradition in Manabo, Abra that reflects the deep cultural heritage and beliefs of the Tinguian people.

Oct 26, 2023 · 3 min read

Hot Water Ordeal: A Controversial Practice in Ifugao Culture

The hot water ordeal, a traditional method of determining guilt or innocence in Ifugao culture, was seen as a form of torture.

Mar 29, 2022 · 3 min read

Sapata: An Igorot Lie Detector

One the most unique culture of the Igorot is a justice system called the "Sapata". Such practice varies from one ethnic group to the other.

Sep 14, 2020 · 3 min read

Dawat di Bagol: A lost Ifugao Mumbaki Ritual

Dawat di Bagol is an elaborate ritual in elevating a mumbaki to a higher order called a mumbagol, a performer of the high prestige rituals in Ifugao.

Apr 22, 2019 · 4 min read

Boni, a traditional Igorot healing ritual

Boni is a traditional Igorot healing ritual, performed by an elder in the village for the treatment of a wide range of ailments.

Oct 1, 2017 · 1 min read