Monday, 16 January 2012

Ati-Atihan Festival (Kalibo, Aklan)

The Ati-Atihan
  held every January in the town of Kalibo in the province of Aklan on the island of Panay, is the wildest among Philippine fiestas

  Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this week-long festival.

  The Ati-Atihan, a feast in honor of the Santo Niño, is celebrated on the second Sunday after Epiphany.


 first stop we visited the church..

 around 2pm the street dancing began :D

 colorful costumes.. very nice people..



 even if they're dancing, when we asked them if its okay to take pics 
they would stop and yes! strike a pose with us! <3


 because of this devotee suddenly i remember my grandmom! :">
 5 mins. boat trip from Boracay
and a
2 hours road trip from Caticlan 

it was our first time to celebrate in a very festive place!
I really had fun in Kalibo!

13 comments:

  1. Nice seeing colorful dancers and stuff like that! You surely enjoyed your stay there! :)

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  2. I really want to go there but do not have the chance. If I remember right, the ati-atihan I know are not colorful ones but body covered in black color but now I see colorful costumes which is great.... that lola surely looks like an indian hahaha.. nice trip and thanks for the share

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  3. whenever i hear aklan, i automatically remember Boracay... this is such a wonderful and colorful event and I wish i get a chance to visit again one day

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    1. come here in Boracay again sis.. and lets have some fun! :)

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  4. Ohh! I never really knew that Ati Atihan was celebrated because of Sto. nino. wow. I feel dumb... and anyway, is it like Sinulog as well?
    Anyway, events like this is really amazing, you get to see amazing performances :)

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    1. yes yes.. it is like sinulog in cebu! :)

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  5. wow sis! nice shots! namiss ko tuloy yung pag sali namin ng Kuyog festival sa Midsayap. hehe xD

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  6. wow. kung saan saan ka na ata umabot sis. kakainggit naman. :)

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  7. I'm jealous!I've always wanted to experience those kind of festivals. I think it's so much fun!love the pictures sis!
    xoxo

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  8. Ooooh, I've always wanted to attend such an extravagant festival! Looks as if you had tons of fun. I enjoyed viewing your photos. Let's hope that one day I can experience something like that :)

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  9. wow it seems fun.. wish i was there to witness that festival :( im so jealous T.T

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  10. You sure as hell had an awesome time!!! Jealous now!! I wish i live somewhere near boracay! :/ too many attractive places to go to. :)

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  11. The photos looks awesome. I haven't personally seen and attended Ati-Atihan festival before but I wanted to do so! It looks fun! Hopefully, I'll be able to do so in the future. :3

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