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A local police officer dancing a traditional dance

Begnas is a 3-day festival of the indigenous culture of the Maeng people. At its core lies a thanksgiving ceremony to the traditional mountain deity. This was one of the traditional dances to the gong music performed at the festival’s opening

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Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mayabo, Tubo, Abra, Philippines
Copyright: © Ivan Rupes