Monday, November 5, 2012


The Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2013 has grown to be one of the Philippine's most spectacular cultural festivals, a showcase of the rich heritage, colorful history, passionate devotion, and fun-loving spirit of Ilonggos. The festival traces its roots as a religious thanksgiving celebration in honor of Senyor Santo NiƱo, the child Jesus.



The highlights of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival are scheduled on the fourth weekend of January in addition to many exciting activities happening all throughout the month.


This 2013, the main events of the Dinagangyang Festival will be held on January 25 to 27, 2013. The religious highlight of the Dinagyang is the fluvial procession along Iloilo River while the cultural highlights include the Kasadyahan and the Dinagyang Ati parades and competitions.

January 25 (Friday) – Fluvial Procession


January 26 (Saturday) – Kasadyahan Competition


January 27 (Sunday) – Dinagyang Ati Competition


Dinagyang 2013 Parade Route


The parade route of the Dinagyang Festival passes through the main streets of the Iloilo city center / downtown area and La Paz district.

Certain sections of the Dinagyang parade route are designated as performance stages where spectators can watch the 15-minute choreographed street dance of competing tribes. As of the previous year, there were four performance stages namely (1) Freedom Grandstand, (2) Iloilo Provincial Capitol, (3) corner Hechanova-Luna Sts., and (4) Iloilo Sports Complex. Access to the performance stages are limited to visitors with tickets purchased from the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc.

WHERE TO STAY IN ILOILO


Hotel Del Rio
MH Del Pilar Street
Iloilo City
033 335 1171


www.hoteldelrio.com.ph/


Iloilo Business Hotel
Glicerio Pison Street corner Benigno Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao
Iloilo City
033 320 7972


www.iloilobusinesshotel.com/

Ong Bun Pension House
Ledesma Street
Iloilo City
033 335 1271
www.ongbun.com/pensionhouse-iloilo/

Sarabia Manor Hotel
San Felix
Iloilo City
033 335 1021
www.sarabiamanorhotel.com/

Riverside Inn
San Agustin
Iloilo City
033 508 3488
www.riverside-inn.net/



Visit City Tourism and Development Office (CTDO)
Dinagyang Lounge (Freedom Grandstand), JM Basa St., 5000 Iloilo City, Philippines
(+63)(33) 336 3439
info@dinagyangsailoilo.com






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