Ati-Atihan Festival is one the biggest festival in Philippines held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus). It is considered as the country’s own version of Mardi gras.
Ati-Atihan Festival is celebrated on the third Sunday of January in Kalibo Aklan. The event features street dancing, floats parade and people wearing indigenous costumes and weapons. The festival has inspired many other Philippine Festivals including the Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Dinagyang of Iloilo, both adaptations of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival.