Dinagyang Festival

Iloilo City, Iloilo

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 NiƱo 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

  • W Visayas Festivals Highlights PH Independence Day Parade In NY

    W Visayas Festivals Highlights PH Independence Day Parade In NY

    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.

    Representing Dinagyang are student performers fro ...

  • 2 Million Visitors Expected For Panagbenga 2018

    2 Million Visitors Expected For Panagbenga 2018

    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 ...

  • AirAsia Celebrates Dinagyang Festival

    AirAsia Celebrates Dinagyang Festival

    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.

    AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Cap. Dext ...

  • Dinagyang Culminates With Intense Ati-Atihan

    Dinagyang Culminates With Intense Ati-Atihan

    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 ...

  • Dinagyang Festival 2018: The Colorful History Of The Atis Through Dance And Chant

    Dinagyang Festival 2018: The Colorful History Of The Atis Through Dance And Chant

    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!

  • Dinagyang Festival To Stay For Centuries

    Dinagyang festival will stay for centuries, stressed Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. in his speech during the opening program of the 50th anniversary of Dinagyang festival in Iloil City on January 28.

    "Our Dinagyang is already 50 years but many more years will add; it will stay for centuries in the city and province of Iloilo because Dinagyang is the center of attraction that makes people appreciate the progress of the city and province of Iloilo," he said.

    Defensor also assured that the Provincial Government will continue to "support and assist the city of Iloilo in the promotion, d ...