This Girl Had A Cordillera-Themed Debut To Celebrate Her Family's Roots

From her gowns down to the décor and food!
by Regi Publico   |  Jan 19, 2020
Image: FACEBOOK/IGOROTCORDILLERAN
Share This!

A debut is usually seen as an opportunity to give people a glimpse of your personality. But for Baguio City's Caitlyn Evangelista, it was also a great way to incorporate and showcase her family's traditions to their friends and guests.

"The idea originally came from my mom, since she's a Cordilleran. We wanted to celebrate my debut with a twist and choose a theme that's not too common,” Caitlyn says. “She watched a video featuring the first girl who had her debut Igorot-themed from The Igorot (the team who organized my debut) and thought it would be great if I celebrate my 18th birthday Cordillera-themed. We also wanted my theme to be ‘all about me’ and introduce our culture to my guests, since they weren't all Cordilleran."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Featured Video

Even her gowns and dresses were made from traditional material weaved by the Ifugao.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Some of the guests also came wearing Cordilleran-inspired outfits, too!

The menu was composed of eight different traditional dishes of the Cordillera region and was served on saha (part of the trunk of a banana tree) and bao ng niyog (coconut shell). They also danced the traditional Cordilleran dance inan-aninit at the end of the program.

Aside from showing her love for her culture, her parents are also very much proud of her decision to minimize the plastic waste used for her debut. Recyclable materials were used for the location’s décor and also for the souvenirs.

Caitlyn's debut proves that, sometimes, the celebration of becoming a full-fledged adult can be done by going back to your roots.

REAX!
How do you feel about this article?
About the author
Regi Publico
Candy Digital Intern
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Regi Publico
How do you feel?
Click on your mood to read related stories
The Latest
The said posts contain links that, when clicked, will download malware on your device.
Mark Kelvin blew up on TikTok through his photoshoots with strangers he just met.
From starting their own businesses to investing in real estate.
Marco debunks people's assumptions about him in a new video on his YouTube channel.
The "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" star is currently in hot water, and brands are reportedly cutting ties with her after so much negative publicity.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
CONNECT WITH US