Philaippines Issued Stamp on 50 Years of Bago City

philippines bago stampThe stamp features the famous Babaylan Festival, an annual celebration held during the Charter Anniversary of the City. It is a representation of the rituals performed by the Babaylans or high priestesses, like rituals of marriage, baptism, baptism, healing, and harvest.

The festival displayed the colorful and exotic character of the Babaylans who were very common in the Visayan provinces before the Spanish colonizers came. The participants are completely adorned with intricate and beautiful costumes while dancing, singing and drumming to please the spirits.

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