Posted by August 19, 2008on
Get ready. Be prepared. The Dinagyang 2009 is set to unfold soon! Voted thrice as the Philippines’ top tourism event, the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City continues to draw thousands of tourists for a unique visual treat.
The Dinagyang Festival 2009 promises to be bigger than the previous edition. Witness how the Ilonggo men paint themselves in dark brown dress in colourful costumes dance to the loud non-stop beating of the drums while chanting “Viva Se?or Santo Ni?o!”?
The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival is an annual event held in thanksgiving to the Infant Jesus more popularly called as Santo Niño. Various events are lined up from December up until the 4th week of January when the Kasadyahan Festival and the Dinagyang Ati-ati contest is held.
The highlights of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2009 are the following:
November 6, 2008 – LOCAL LAUNCH, SM City Iloilo Activity Center
December 7, 2008 – NATIONAL LAUNCH, SM Mall of Asia ,Metro Manila
January 16, 2009 – OPENING SALVO, Plaza Libertad to main streets in
January 23, 2009 – FLUVIAL PROCESSION
January 24, 2009 – KASADYAHAN Competition
January 25, 2009 – DINAGYANG CONTEST
Download the full Dinagyang 2009 Schedule here
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