Bagamat sinasakop na ang Aklan ng modernisasyon dulot ng patuloy na paglago ng turismo, hitik pa rin ito sa tradisyonal na mga paniniwala at tradisyon.
Ang mga paniniwalang ito ay patuloy na namamasdan sa Aklan at sa iba pang mga lalawigan sa bansa. Kung tayong mga Filipino ay naniniwala sa duwende, ang mga Malaysian sa mga genie, ang European countries ay naniniwala naman sa leprechauns.
Ayon kay Melchor Cichon, librarian ng University of the Philippines-Visayas, isa sa mga patuloy na pinaniniwalaan ng mga residente ng Aklan ang mga duwende at lamang lupa.
"Kadalasang paniniwala ay k ...
Balete town in Aklan is gearing up for the highlights of the month long "Enchanting Festival" celebration this October 24.
Councilor Patrick Lachica, one of the event organizers, said the activities started last September 24 and will culminate on October 24 during the feast of St. Raphael the Archangel.
Balete town is promoting itself as the center of creative arts in Aklan.
"We invite everyone to come to our town and be amazed of what it can offer," Lachica said.
The Enchanting Balete Festival showcases tree creatures such as fairies, "kapre," and dwarves. Balete is considered a m ...
The finalists of the Mutya ag Lakan it Kalibo Ati-Atihan pageant will stage a fashion show in Balete, Aklan on October 22, according to festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi).
The aspirants will be parading the latest creations of Bantigue de Aklan, described as stylish, bright coloured fashion wear with matching accessories, as part of the run-up to the finals of Mutya ag Lakan it Kalibo Ati-Atihan on January 11, 2013.
Kasafi chairman Albert Menez said this will be the first time for a large audience to see the 2013 Mutya ag Lakan finalists in a stylish ...
The town of Balete in Aklan is gearing up for the highlights of the month-long celebration of the annual "Enchanting Festival."
Councilor Patrick Lachica, one of the event organizers, said the activities started Sept. 24 and will culminate Oct. 24 during a fiesta in honor of St. Raphael the Archangel.
Among the major events are the fun run, community outreach program sponsored by Unilever, day of the drums, Miss Campus Fairy pageant, ecological art installation, and the Enchanting Festival dance competition.
Balete town is promoting itself as the center of creative arts in the provinc ...