Passi City News
Passi is one of the oldest towns in the province of Iloilo. It lies in the central part of Panay Island, which is divided into four provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo.
One of the well-known festivals of Iloilo, the Pintados de Pasi has exerted a big influence on the way of life of most Passinhons.
To commemorate the city's foundation anniversary, Passi celebrates the annual Pintados de Pasi Festival. The festival is held every 3rd week of March in honor of the Pintados who once inhabited the town. The highlight is the theatrical street dancing performances of the Pintados.
Pintados de Pasi is a colorful celebration that depicts the history of Passi City and the way of life of its people through the pintados ??" performers adorned with traditional body tattoos.
Today, five groups will compete in this year's tribe competition, the festival's major attraction.
Pintados de Pasi also coincides with the commemoration of Passi's conversion into a component city of Iloilo province 17 years ago.
Due to super typhoon "Yolanda" in the later part of 2013, Pintados de Pasi was put on hold in 2014. But now, things have become better.
"We are trying to make up for ...
"Pintados de Pasi" Festival is one of the "destination-festivals" of the Department of Tourism (DOT) every March. It is the climax of the Passi City's Foundation Week Activities. Passi City is one of the component cities of Iloilo Province in Western Visayas and this year is their 13th Foundation Anniversary and the theme is "Kulturang Passinhon: Amligan Para sa Katawhayan kag Kauswagan (Protect the Passinhon Culture for Peace and Progress).
The Pintados de Pasi Festival is a vibrant celebration with human painted figures and street dancing. Each tribe that participates tells Passi's pre ...
Pintados de Pasi of Passi City is one of the province's premiere festivals. Its roots are deep into Ilonggo history and heritage and it looks back to our pre-colonial past ??" a testament to our flourishing culture even before the Spaniards came to our country. A culture lost in time, but faithfully remembered with beautiful dance and choreography, artistic body paints and decorations, and of course the exotic drum beating and ethnic folk music.
Why Pintados? When the Spaniards arrived in the island of Panay in late 16th Century, they found the local people adorned with tattoos from head to ...
Passi City, also known as the "Sweet City" of Panay, is one of the wealthy cities in the province of Iloilo that showcase the Ilonggo culture by the revitalization of traditional music, arts, and dances. Pintados de Pasi festival is probably one of the finest and most recognized festivals of the regions of Visayas that was well-developed over the years. And this year's celebration coincided with the founding anniversary of the city. It was slated on March 14-18, 2012 with the theme "Kulturang Passinhon: Balikdon kag Palanggaon" which marked the 14th Foundation Anniversary of the city.
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From food fairs and snake dances to tribal and beauty contests. Here's what you should check out at this festival, in the province of Ilolio
If you're holidaying in the Philippines, you might want to check out the Pintados de Pasi Festival in the province of Ilolio on Panay Island. Celebrated from 12th to 22nd March, the Pintados de Pasi Festival is held annually and is timed to coincide with 14th March, when Passi became a city in 1998. One of the best-known festivals of the Visayan region, it has played a big part in the lives of most Passinhons and celebrates the return of the Pintado cu ...