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Ati tribe competition

The Ati or Ati-Ati Tribe Competition is the highlight of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Metro Manila, Philippines
Special colorful /energetic events in the city of iloilo

I luckily joined 50th anniversary of this year festival. Highlights are on Last saturday and sunday... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
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Held on the fourth Saturday of January each year, in Iloili City in the Philippines, the Dinagyang Festival is a religious and cultural celebration. In the late '70s, the traditional festival was rebranded and designed to attract tourism to the...more
Dinagyang Lounge, Freedom Grandstand, JM Basa St, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The Ati or Ati-Ati Tribe Competition is the highlight of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City, Philippines. I was lucky enough to get a good seat during this event and witness it first hand. Done every last Sunday of January, the finale for the Dinagyang...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Took visit to the city to see this festival. In the internet I did not found much info. At hotel reception got almost nothing - some data from the city internet that does not give any input re. where the parade will walk, route, stop...More

Thank DGSmanila
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Dinagyang Festival is one of the best in terms of dance contingent performance. The tribal dance competition is awesome. What I like is the presentation, the drums and their tribal attire. It reflect the Panay culture before Christianity.

Thank nathzniel
Reviewed 5 February 2018

IloIlo-a city with a characteristic, improvements are on-going but you can see the big progress. Most roads are 3 lanes both side and if there is a traffic it is moving. A non-smoking city and littering is against the law so it is very clean...More

Thank MarlonKSA
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I luckily joined 50th anniversary of this year festival. Highlights are on Last saturday and sunday of January. Unfortunately, the tickets for watching performances both Kasadyahan and ati atihan street dance were quickly sold out , and limited seats on 5 stages around the city....More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 26 January 2018

JCG806, as you mentioned, it s very hard to get tickets. the aim of those, was to promote philippines and its cities...to attract tourists, pinoy, but mostly worldwide. In Iloilo, it has a long time lost its aim, i got my tickets from my brother...More

Thank Elbambino74
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

It doesn't take more than 10 seconds to write and announce on Facebook that the tickets are not sold at the back of the Freedom Grandstand (announced a week earlier) but at Ledi's Supermart. Thanks for the confusion and wasting a lot of people's time....More

1  Thank JCG806
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The wonderful show of different dances and chants. All alive including the onlookers. We made it sure that we got a seat on a grand stand where the judges positioned for keen observation when the street dancers pass by. After the church service we already...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to the Gay Pride in Sydney but this is the most spectacular and colourful pageant I have ever seen. So much effort must have gone into this. The Saturday, which was my favourite was essentially...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Dinagyang one of the best festival in the country is held every January in Iloilo City. This event make Ilonggos proud, but how can we make us prouder, that is my question and why did I ask. I asked this question because of so many...More

3  Thank tedmino
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