The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan. It is held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis.
Dinagyang Festival News
Every 4th Sunday of January, right after the celebration of Sinulog Festival in Cebu and Ati-atihan Festival of Aklan, the streets of Iloilo City are filled with colorful decor, joyous music and exhilarating dances. This marks the beginning of Dinagyang Festival, celebrated to honor the Santo Nino and commemorate the arrival of the Malays in Panay and the sale of the island to the settlers by the Aetas.
The popular Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City and the Manggahan Festival of the island province of Guimaras were two cultural performances in the annual parade organized by the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI), an umbrella organization of Filipino-American organizations in the East Coast, and backed by the Philippine Consulate General in New York.
"This is a fitting honor to mark the 50th year of the Dinagyang Festival, which has indeed come a long way for our great city of Iloilo to America," Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.
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About 2 million tourists are projected to ascend to Baguio City this month as the city celebrates its annual Panagbenga Flower Festival, which was launched on February 1.
This was disclosed by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI), which assured visitors that the city is ready for them. In a news statement, BFFFI Cochairman Freddie Alquiros expressed confidence that Baguio is well-equipped for the upcoming festivities, especially in the aspects of accommodations, water and power, security and traffic.
"Water and power have been addressed in the past, and thus, operations hav ...
For the first time, AirAsia,the Worlds Best Low Cost Carrier for nine straight years running since 2009 by Skytrax, is this years official airline partner of Iloilos Dinagyang Festival one of the Philippiness biggest religious and cultural festivals honoring the Santo Nino or Christ child.
To celebrate, AirAsia is offering promo fares from as low as P1,066 all-in fare for Clark?Iloilo and P1,366 for Manila?Iloilo. Promo fares are available for booking at www.airasia.com until February 18, valid for travel between January 29 to July 31, 2018.
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Iloilos Dinagyang festival culminated last January 28 with the Ati-atihan Tribal Dance Competition. Ten tribes from all over the Panay region converged in Iloilo City to participate in a competition of dance, music, and artistry that highlights the regions special devotion to the Sto. Nino.
In a trip organized by AirAsia Philippines, ABS-CBN News and select media and bloggers were able to witness this tribal dance competition, which used the same carousel route and mechanics as the Kasadyahan Festival the previous day.
The tribes went around the Iloilo City Central Business district to ...
The alarm was set at 5:30AM. Barely 3 hours of sleep from last night hoorah, I woke up with the lights from the hotel window slicing my cheek while my body was buried under the tick blanket. I must wake up immediately, the major event of Dinagyang Festival 2018 is about to happen!