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Year of the Romantic Water Rabbit

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2023 the Year of the Romantic Water Rabbit. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year!

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Dinagyang Festival

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  • Religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines.
  • It is one of the biggest festivals in the Philippines, attracting more than a million domestic and international visitors every year.
  • The word Dinagyang came from a Hiligaynon word extrapolated from dágyang, meaning “merrymaking.” The festival hosts a celebration of the Santo Niño (Holy Child or Infant Jesus) and the pact between the Datus and the locals after the arrival of Malay settlers and the legendary barter of Panay Island from the natives called Ati.
  • The Ati Tribe Competition , Dagyang sa Calle Real, the Ati Tribe competition, and the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang.

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Ati-Atihan Festival

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“The Ati-Atihan festival is a Philippine festival held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Holy Child or Infant Jesus) in several towns of the province of Aklan, Panay Island. The biggest celebration is held during the third Sunday of January in the town of Kalibo, the province’s capital. The name Ati-Atihan means “to imitate the Ati people”.

The festival consists of religious processions and street-parades, showcasing themed floats, dancing groups wearing colorful costumes, marching bands, and people sporting face and body paints. The street parade is known as Sadsad, which is also what the locals call their way of dancing where the foot is momentarily dragged along the ground in tune to the beat played by the marching bands. ”

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