Binislakan

(Almazin, Lingayen, Pangasinan) The municipality of Lingayen in Pangasinan was derived from the Chinese word "Li-King-Tung," meaning to look backward and forward, by the Chinese settlers in the area long ago. The binislakan dance was performed to commemorate the stay of Limahong, a Chinese pirate who built his kingdom in Lingayen. Binislakan, meaning "the use of sticks," imitates two chopsticks used by the Chinese for eating.

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