Dinagyang

Dinagyang

Last weekend in January
The Dinagyang is a dancing-in-the-streets carnival on the island of Panay in Iloilo City, Philippines, held a week after the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo and the Sinulog in Cebu. Like these festivals, Dinagyang venerates the Santo Niño, or Holy Infant. In Iloilo (pronounced EE-lo-EE-lo) the participation of tribal groups adds to the festival's color, but, unlike the exuberant Kalibo crowds, the spectators in Iloilo are quiet.
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Also, abstract designs of the famous Dinagyang Festival are featured on the glass walls of the center.
Alcantara said the event will demonstrate the festive spirit in the Philippines through the presentation of world renowned festivals in the country such as the Masskara Festival of Bacolod (street dancing participated by people with different masks) and Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City (both a religious and cultural event).
The state-of-the-art convention center will be constructed based on a design inspired by Iloilo s Dinagyang and Paraw festivals.
Cebu-based new media startup InnoPub Media and Smart Communications Inc have launched the Iloilo Guide mobile phone application in time for the celebration of Dinagyang Festival, under the nationwide Digital Tourism program.