The Beat, the intense dance, the vibrancy,the enthusiastic fun, and the people . This is why i love every tiny bit of every Filipino culture. If you love wandering around the country why not try visiting cities and towns during fiestas. I bet, it will be a great and fun experience. Learn about some of the coolest and the most colorful festivals celebrated around the country.
Aliwan once again proved that Philippines is weaved and packed with diverse culture and vibrant festivals. We have different kinds of festivals every month of the year and these festivals not just offer entertainment but also unite the citizens together.
Aliwan Fiesta is one of the grandest festival in the country held annually in Pasay City, Manila, it is somehow considered the battle field of festival champions from different regions of the country with different visions . Festivals compete and perform in a one spectacular day and one center stage to bid for the one-million pesos.
For the fourth time straight, Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City Defended its Title as Champion. Not to out down, Kalivungan Festival of Cotabato Province bagged the title 1st runner-up (2nd) and best in folkloric performance, followed Meguyaya Festival of Upi Maguindanao (3rd), Padang-padang Festival of Parang Maguindanao 4th, and Adivay Festival – Benguet (5th) I personally like Adivay Festival, it was unexpected, i bet that next year they’ll have a better performance.
Runners-up Ang Tipuno Festival – Antipolo City, Mango Festival – Zambales ,Pandang Gitab Festival – Oriental Mindoro ,Pasaka Festival – Tanauan- Leyte ,Sagayan Festival – Buluan- Maguindanao
This year the participants addressed multitude difficulties, from the preparation of their tableau , costumes, music, up to the very detail of their presentation and each year, tribes are becoming more innovative, creative and serious about winning. It only proves that Filipino culture is still celebrated and that the Filipino people unite together as one nation.