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Ati-Atihan Festivals 2017 Schedule in Kalibo Aklan




This is a week long celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño. It is the ultimate  jubilating, titillating,stimulating, riotous and frenetic aboriginal street dancing to the early primitive tempo and pulse of drums, participated in by different tribes in their full battle regalia as they crowd the principal streets of Kalibo rejoicing breathlessly to their religious vows. 

Celebrating 3rd Sunday of January ( Kalibo, Aklan.) Photo: http://philnews.ph/



ATI-ATIHAN MALACARA FESTIVAL / MAKATO ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL 

3rd Sunday of January (Batan, Aklan) / January 15, 2017 (Makato, Aklan)




ALTAVAS ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL

January 21-22, (Altavas Aklan)

IBAJAY ATI-ATI FESTIVAL

4th Sunday of January (Ibajay, Aklan)
A religious feast in honor of its patron saint Sto. Niño, held by transferring the Holy Child by way of amusing the image from the convent and brought to the church.



SAGUIBIN FESTIVAL
March 11-17 (Banga Aklan)
Photo credits: http://bangatravelblog.blogspot.com/
Saguibin is an Aklanon term which means to help one another, It is within this context of reviving the true spirit of cooperation and understanding among Banganhons that gave birth to the celebration of Saguibin festival.


LECHON PARADE FESTIVAL
26th April (Numancia Aklan)
The annual Lechon (roasted pig). Parade isa contest among the barangays and lechonan operators in Numancia - home of the most "mouthwatering" and best in Aklan. Come and see for yourself lechon entries striking in different poses and costumes.

FIESTA DE OBREROS FESTIVAL
1st of May (Malay Aklan)
This festivity pays tribute to the Malaynon workers and St. Joseph the Worker.Malay's Patron Saint. The highlight is street dancing dancing and merry making participated by the labor sector, the barangays and the municipal government. 

The event also features PASADA,a showdown of dance presentations depicting the municipality's livelihood and source of income of its people.

BARIW FESTIVAL 
May 14 (Nabas Aklan)
A unique festival showcasing the skills of every Nabasnon in weaving bags, mats and hats made of bariw leaves the prospering livelihood in the municipality. It is highlighted by the dance performance of local talent and ingenuity to the beat of the drums and indigenous rhythm.



BUGNA IT TANGALAN FESTIVAL

May 15- 16 (Tangalan, Aklan)
A festival showcasing the different locally produced products and eco-tourism destination of Tangalan like the marine sanctuary and coral garden. Afga point, Campo Verde, Jawili Falls, Bughawi beach, and reforestoration project.



BAYANGAN FESTIVAL
May 13-14 (Lezo Aklan)
Photo credits: Aklan Forum
Bayangan is  a local dialect meaning potter's wheel which is used to mold clay to create various pottery products, Clay pottery is an industry that the town of Lezo is famous for. The festival is celebrated in line with foundation day of the municipality.



TINUOM NI AEWAG FESTIVAL

July 29 (Madalag, Aklan)
The youngest festival in Aklan showcasing the simple nature and identity of the Magdalagnons. The Local word "tinuom" pertains to a dish cooked in a unique way discovered by early townfolks during the time of Datu Aewag. Typhically the main ingredient is native chicken wrapped in banana leaves tied into a pouch and slowly cooked on chaircoal until it becomes a very flavorful dish. The festival is also celebrated in commemoration of the seperation of Madalag from Libacao.

ENCHANTING BALETE

October 23-24 (Balete Aklan)
Balete's own festival highlighting the culture, tradition and way of life of Baleten-ons.


PASCUA SA MALINAO FESTIVAL

December 19 (Malinao, Aklan)
The town of Malinao unique way of celebrating Christmas festivities, with different activities lined up to the add color to the occasion such as the Daigon (Christmas Carol) contest. Paroe (Lantern) Parade and contest and the Kahayag it Banwa (Lighting of Christmas lantern.
Ati-Atihan Festivals 2017 Schedule in Kalibo Aklan Ati-Atihan Festivals 2017 Schedule in Kalibo Aklan Reviewed by The Blogger Philippines on January 06, 2017 Rating: 5
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