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Nov 20, 2009

FSO- ILOILO IS THE HOME OF DINAGYANG FESTIVAL

Dinagyang is a festival of excellent choreography, a showcase of Ilonggo heritage and culture. It is as grand as Iloilo's old churches and mansions. It is as crisp as pinasugbong saging, as delectable as pancit molo and batchoy.



The festival was first started to celebrate the feast of the Sto. Niño. From a parish church festivity to honor the Child Jesus, the celebration has evolved to become a religious-cultural activity.

It is now a vehicle to promote Iloilo as a tourist and investment destination.

Through the years, the festival has gained national prominence and recognition by winning the national street dancing competition.


Now, people know that Dinagyang is Iloilo, and Iloilo is Dinagyang.
Viva Sr. Sto. Niño! Viva! Viva!

This week's photo theme in FRIDAY- MY TOWN SHOOT OUT is PREMIER ATTRACTION assigned by KENT. Come with me and let's discover the premier attraction of each participating town/city around the world.


14 comments:

witsandnuts said...

So colorful! Kelan ko kaya yan mawiwitness, saka yung ati-atihan? Thanks for sharing the pix.

Anonymous said...

lapit na lang noh..2 months to go..dinagyang naman..thanks for sharing some pics..

Rebecca said...

Wow, those costumes are amazing. What a fun time it looks like and so many opportunities to take pictures.

Mary said...

Beautiful costumes. It must take all year to prepare for the festival. I imagine everyone looks forward to it.

Sarah said...

Oh how fun is that!! What a wonderful festival!! Wonderful shoot out too!! Sarah

Pauline said...

Wow! I don't think any other town can match THAT! What a terrific festival, so colourful, and looks so joyful. I don't think any other post put a smile on my face like yours did. Thank you.

shabby girl said...

Wow!!! I loved your photos! The costumes are Fabulous! Thanks for sharing the festival!

Kerry said...

This looks like so much fun to watch! i bet there's some good food served too. What a spectacle!

princess_dyanie said...

di pa ko nakakapunta sa mga sikat na festivals. kelan ba yung sa inyo? waaah gusto ko pumunta!!! :)

RJ said...

Dinagyang Festival is, indeed, a premier attraction in your palce, Redlan! Beautiful and lovely! Wish I could visit Iloilo and witness this festival soon.

Nadumduman ko ang word nga 'dagyang'. Kapag naghahabulan at naghaharutan kami dati magpipinsan, sabi ni Lola, "Insa nga sige kamo ka dinagyang?!" Hahaha! Cool!

Nabanggit mo ang pinasugbo, naaalala lo 'yan ang isa sa mga palaging pinapasalubong ng lola sa akin kapag galing siya sa banwa during market day. Full-blodded Ilongga siya.

(Halin sa mga banwa ka Dingle kag Pototan ang pamilya namon, Red. Nami man nang mga lugar? Mga karay-a ang mga tawo tuya? Bati-an ko lang pirme na to kanamon pay waay pa gid ko kaadto tu...)

GingerV said...

wonderful colors, looks like our carneval in february. definitly a premier attraction

SOL said...

What beautiful colors! You got some great angles too!

Random Student said...

my photographer friends always have a good time going to such festivals since sandamakmak na materials ang nakukuha nila for their hobby.

Doreen said...

very interesting! must be so exciting to watch. thanks for sharing!