On June 29, the Waray people, Samarenos or Leyteños will celebrate the Pintados -Kadsayaan Festival, a cultural-religious celebration in Tacloban in honor of the City Patron Saint, the Senor Sto. Nino. The participants of the event are dancing in the street and their bodies are heavily covered with paint or tattoos. This festival is based on the body-painting traditions of the ancient tattooed "pintados" warriors.
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I’m sure the elected officials of Tacloban City are now busy in the preparation of the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival 2013 for next month.
I also read online that Tacloban City Government also created a festival for the annual fiesta called Sangyaw Festival of Lights which the same format with Pintados-Kasadyaan. This festival is a fusion of festival presentation with a Latin beat dance step.
Anyway, the winners of Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival will be the province representative to compete at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and Aliwan Festival in Metro Manila.