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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In January of this year, volunteers also collected 28 trash bags after 3,500 people attended Love Dance, a party organized by Globe in Iloilo for the Dinagyang Festival.
It was through the Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival that inspired the origin of the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo, the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, among others.
Since the inception of the religious and cultural Dinagyang Festival in 1967, Iloilo hosts an annual celebration that includes a fluvial procession, street dancing, the Kasadyahan Cultural Parade, and the Dinagyang Ati Competition.
Roque was in Iloilo City yesterday to witness the 50th Dinagyang Festival.
A total of 3,314 police personnel and augmentation forces will be tapped to ensure the peaceful and orderly staging of the 2018 Dinagyang Festival.
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).
7) Cebu's Sinulog, Iloilo's Dinagyang, Capiz's Halaran, and Bacolod's Maskara are believed to have followed the Ati-atihan's popularity.
For the first time, AirAsia,the World's Best Low Cost Carrier for nine straight years running since 2009 by Skytrax, is this year's official airline partner of Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival-one of the Philippines's biggest religious and cultural festivals honoring the Santo Nino or Christ child.
We witnessed that in contemporary political scene, you know just to make a reference, the Inquirer cited the changing political scene in Iloilo because all those who attended the Dinagyang festival were suddenly members of the political party,' he said.
Iloilo City -- For the last 50 years, the Dinagyang Festival has been a unifying force for Ilonggos which has also spurred growth and development, festival organizers and local officials said.
MANILA, Philippines With a big number of tourists expected to attend the Ati-Atihan in Aklan and the Dinagyang in Iloilo, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has deployed maintenance teams to ensure road safety in the two provinces.
Selected candidates of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 shall serve as tourism ambassadress for Western Visayas, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT)-6.