A taste of Asia in the heart of Austria
Tuesday October 17th 2017

Grand Canao – Igorot festival: celebrated in Vienna

An Igorot festival, the Grand Cañao in Austria was staged on May 18, 2013 at the Hall of Pfarre Akkonplatz in Vienna’s 15th District.

The annual festival was attended by the Igorot immigrants living in the Austria and a number of  guests  from the Filipino community in Austria.

The cultural celebration is organized by Igorot Cordillera-Austria headed by ist Chairman Leonida Lunag Ostermayer.

Ambassador Lourdes Yparraguirre of the Philippine Embassy here acted as the guest speaker.

This gathering of Igorots fuels camaraderie and fellowship among Igorots living in Austria.

Not to be forgotten is a parade with gong playing with attendees in cultural attire. The Igorot gangza (gong) is a cultural symbol of fellowship and unity among Igorots, an ethno linguistic tribe in northern Luzon, Philippines.

– hector pascua

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