Monday, January 6, 2014

Ati-Atihan Festival 2014 in Kalibo, Aklan

Are you ready for this year’s Ati-Atihan Festival? Have you already booked your flight going to Kalibo, Aklan? If YES! That’s GREAT!

Dubbed as the "Mother of all Festivals," Ati-Atihan is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus). This big event is celebrated on the third Sunday. It’s joined by millions of people not only from the Philippines but also tourists from different parts of the world.

This 2014 celebration, expect another extravagant festival showcasing tribal dance, 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.

You will definitely enjoy the street dance in the major street of Kalibo that go with the beat of the drums known as the "Sadsad Pasaeamat kay Senyor Sto. Niño."

Most of the participants in this event painted their face to make look like Aetas.

The Tribal, Balik-Ati and Individual Ati-Atihan contest is scheduled on the 18th of January while the religious procession and dance parade will be happened on 19th of January.

Tropa, after joining the Ati-Atihan Festival, don't forget to experience the paradise island, Boracay. It's also located in the province of Aklan. Boracay Island and its beaches offer powdery-white sands, crystal-clear water, magnificent sunset, among others

Fun activities available on or near Boracay include swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding,  helmet diving, cliff diving, and other exciting water sports and activities

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*photo credit to barbubro

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