Participating Festivals for Aliwan 2009
LAKBAYAW FESTIVAL (Tondo, Metro Manila)
Fiesta time in Tondo, Manila is anchored on the devotion to the Santo Nino. Streetdancers emulating the Ati-Atihan style are called Lakbayaw dancers, from the words Lakbay and Sayaw. The image of the Santo Nino is carried throughout the parade, from the streets to the pagoda on the bay, where a fluvial procession is held. Tribu Lacson wil interpret the devotees’ special intentions as they offer up prayere under the theme – ‘hilingin mo at isayaw sa Sto Nino”. Festival muse – April Pineda.