The Most Spectacular Filipino Festivals in January

Hala bira!

26-28 January
Iloilo City

Derived from the Hiligaynon word meaning “revelry” or “merrymaking,” Dinagyang Festival celebrates the feast of Santo Niño and also commemorates the pact made between the province’s past Datus and locals. It is reminiscent of the Ati-Atihan Festival of Kalibo.

Now in its 50th year, Dinagyang Festival 2018 is expected to be grander than ever, with event highlights taking place from 26 to 28 January. These include activities that showcase local creativity, craftsmanship, and ingenuity, such as the Ati fashion competition and the lighted float contest.

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Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.