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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Picturesque: Colors and Emotions of Dinagyang Festival

After a week of celebration of Cebu's Sinulog Festival and Aklan's Ati-Atihan Festival, comes the continuation of 3-major Festival of January - Dinagyang Festival. “Dinagyang” is an Ilonggo word for revelry or merrymaking. Dinagyang Festival showcase the celebration of the Filipino spirit, our rich heritage, colorful history, and passionate devotion of our countrymen. It is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to commemorate the Christianization of the natives and to honor Sto. Niño - the Holy Child Jesus whom Ilonggos believe was very miraculous in times of famine and drought. (Read more about Dinagyang Festival on this post).

Here are some of the photos that shows how colorful and festive Dinagyang Festival the past years:

Cute little boy dressed as an Ati Warrior

The Choreography each year becomes more impressive and complex

Ati Warriors on white costume

Bring the beat, colors, and intense emotions 
Babaylan in Yellow. Babaylan is a Visayan term identifying an indigenous Filipino religious leader, who functions as a healer, a shaman, a seer and a community "miracle-worker"

Colors of the Philippines. Red, Blue and Yellow Ati Warrior costume

Wearing a heavy head dress is not that easy while dancing to the festive beat at the same time

The are also little boys who dressed as the Sto. Niño 

Dinagyang Festival is held to give honor to Sto. Niño and to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in the island of Panay.


  1. They definitely deserve applause for the nice selection of bread and the service at this place which was good from start to finish. The mass produced filet was too good. This is the best place for hosting great events. The LA event venues can accommodate as many as 850 guests or as little as 50.


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