Ati-Atihan will be held 15 to 21 Jan 2018 in Kalibo, Philippines.
Ati-Atihan is one of the greatest, most colorful and fun festivals. It's nickname, 'The Filipino Mardis Gras' and takes place the 3rd weekend in January every year in Kalibo, Aklan, Panay Island. The name Ati-Atihan means 'make-believe Atis. ' It has been known as the wildest among Philippine fiestas. The Ati-Atihan is a festival in honour of the Santo Niño. During the last three days of this week-long festival (fiesta), a parade is characteristic. A colourful happening with celebrants who paint their faces in many different ways and who are dressed in the most outstanding costumes. Filipinos are known for their gracious hospitality worldwide, but this festival allows us a glimpse of another facet of these devout and thoughtful people: their wild and playful side. This immersive celebration will have you dancing, drinking, and connecting with the locals in a way that you’ll feel as if you’ve found a new family. After the festivities, the party continues onto the gorgeous nearby island of Boracay where you can get a cheap beach massage and once sobered up, some of the best scuba diving in the world. Ati-Atihan is an event and I like events...
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