IGOROT AUSTRIA, with its aim to continue to uphold and preserve the uniqueness of the Igorot heritage, started an annual evening celebration highlighting the ceremonies and traditions of the different provinces of the Cordillera. In 2017, BEGNAS AUSTRIA was held serving as a kick-off event promoting the festivities of the Mountain Province.
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This year, featuring the BENGUET province, they hosted ADIVAY AUSTRIA 2018 which was held on the 19th of May at Ada Christengasse 2 Halle where Cordillerans convened for a night of cultural dances, chants and beating of the gongs as a celebration.
The organization continues to celebrate their background to maintain and strengthen their cultural roots while empowering each other in facing the challenges and adversities of life away from their motherland. It also strives to introduce and instill to the younger generation, especially at this modern age and times, the significance of the traditions started by their forefathers.
Part of its purpose in hosting these celebrations is to raise funds to give back to their roots, through financial donation to schools and/or medical supplies assistance to small towns in need. And as agreed upon by the members, the proceeds of the funds raised during the event will be given to the next Cordillera province to be promoted.
Last year, Igorot Austria, which is chaired by Mrs Hilaria Banban Garcia, was able to hand over 60,000 pesos to Dr. Felix Manangan, of Kabayan, Benguet. The amount was raised from the night of BEGNAS AUSTRIA 2017 to aid in the medical needs of Kabayan. The placement of this year´s funds from the event will still be discussed by the body.