Filipinos are naturally a sucker for celebrations. Even now that the holidays are over, the festivities seem to have just begun.
And what better way is to kick off 2020 than to experience the Sinulog, Ati-Atihan, Dinagyang, and Panagbenga festivals on a high note with RedDoorz?
So we have prepared a #FestivalReady guide for you below to enjoy our very own cultural fetes and #achieve your travel goals!
How to be #FestivalReady?
Comfortable shoes and clothes for #OOTDs.
Participating in a lot of fun activities during the festivals is not a joke. It comes with a lot of heat, sweat from walking, running, and dancing here and there. See to it that you are bringing a wardrobe that will let you have a great time the whole day!
Look after yourself and your belongings.
It isn’t fun at all when you lose a part of you, is it? Look after your gadgets and money and most especially, look after your well-being. Bring your most secured bag and rest when you can.
Be mindful of everyone and everything around you.
Know the background of the events. Since you are attending a celebration of culture, it is important to respect the traditions and practice of other people. Don’t do anything that can disrespect and hurt someone else’s belief.
Don’t forget to have fun!
Of course, these festivals are here for people to enjoy! Sing, dance, shout, do crazy things with your friends and family while you’re there. Not all people get the chance, so make the most out of it!
Book your hotels at RedDoorz!
RedDoorz hotels are strategically situated in Cebu, Kalibo, Iloilo, and Baguio! Save on hotels so that you can spend on other things like memorabilia, pasalubongs, food, drinks, etc.
Looking forward to witnessing the Filipino culture in different destinations? Book your affordable hotels and #achieve your goal of celebrating some of the biggest and grandest festivals in our country with RedDoorz!
Festival Quick Facts:
Sinulog Festival (January 13-19, 2020)
- The Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is done to honor the Santo Niño (Child Jesus) and is by far the most popular festival in the country.
- The word “sinulog” means “water current” of the river in Cebu, which is mimicked into a graceful dance step during the long parade.
- Street dancing, beauty pageants, choral competitions, and parades are the center of attractions during the festivity.
Ati-Atihan Festival (January 10-19, 2020)
- The Ati-Atihan Festival is one of the oldest and is the mother of all festivals in the Philippines. It also commemorates the Santo Niño (Child Jesus).
- It was previously a celebration for the anitos.
- Ati-Atihan means to “be like Atis.” The Atis or Aetas are the first occupants of Panay Island, wherein Aklan is located.
- The Mardi Gras parade is the focal point of the festivity.
Dinagyang Festival (January 24-26, 2020)
- IloIlo’s Dinagyang Festival is also celebrated in honor of Santo Niño.
- Dinagyang has an official mascot named “Dagoy” who is a friendly 6’9’ Aeta representation.
- Street dancing is also practiced during the event.
Panagbenga Festival (February 1 to March 10, 2020)
- The Panagbenga Festival is a parade of different floats made out of a variety of blooming flowers in Baguio City.
- Panagbenga means “a season of blooming”.
- The festival was created after the tragic earthquake event in 1991. It was a way for the city to recover and rise from the destruction.