2018 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL  SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE

 

2018 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL  SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE

2018 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL  SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE

The 2018 Dinagyang Festival events highlights are scheduled on January 26-282018. For the detailed schedule of activities, please bookmark this page as we will be posting more developments and updates as soon as we can.

2018 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL  SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE

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DINAGYANG- UNIQUELY ILONGGO, UNIQUELY LOCAL

People who wish to be engrossed by such a rich culture and a grand time of enjoyment, camaraderie and religious significance need only to travel to Iloilo every fourth Sunday of January and be quickly immersed in the colorful spectacle known all over the world as the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. For those people who say that Dinagyang is just a mirror of the equally famous Ati-atihan Festival, they wouldn’t be too far from the truth because both celebrations are geared towards giving homage to the patron Sto. Nino – a beloved image for most of Catholic-raised Filipinos. The reverence and devotion of Catholics to the Sto. Nino is one thing that seems to bind Catholic Filipinos no matter from which region they may be. And the Dinagyang Festival is one of the many festivals which gives many a reason to celebrate the intercession of Sto. Nino in their daily lives.

Established in 1967 to honor Sto. Nino and also remember the significance of how our ancestors welcomed the Malays to Panay Island, the Dinagyang Festival got its start through the inspiration of Reverend Father Ambrosio Galindez. He got the idea after watching the Sinulog Festival and the Ati-atihan Festivals in neighboring locales and wished to replicate the gaiety and the spectacle that brought people together. He wanted the people of Iloilo to have a festival that is totally their own, so that they too, can honor their patron. His actions have thus far set a huge chain reaction that reverberates to this day as annually, the festival brings together people from all walks of life, both local and foreign, to Iloilo for a few days of enjoyment and entertainment that is centered on their patron.

For those of you who think that the Dinagyang festival is just a festival, then you are quite wrong. On the contrary, to celebrate the diversity of the culture, there are three major celebrations that comprise the Dinagyang – the Ati Tribe Competition, the Kasadyahan Cultural Competition and the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang. All of these three component celebrations add to the grandeur of the spectacle as they each highlight a different part of the culture that is so steeped in gaiety and significance.

The Ati Tribe Competition brings together natives and visitors who wish to dance in merriment in the streets. The more important thing though is that the celebration brings together people who wish to recognize the impact of the Ati tribes who peopled most of Panay back then. Recently, even the hinterland Atis have joined the celebration for recognition.

The Kadsayahan Festival, on the other hand, brings together, not only the local barrios and schools,  but also now accepts regional entries which showcase the depth and breadth of culture as they see fit. Meanwhile, the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang showcases the beauty of Ilonggo women to the world as they step up to the plate to promote their various causes and beliefs.

The gaiety, the color, the splendor of the Dinagyang Festival does not in any way overshadow the gastronomical treasure that lines the streets of the city during its days of glory. Indulge in the variety of food that lines up the streets and the local watering holes. Get a taste of the local cuisine geniuses that infuse flavor on every bite and adds to the totality of the experience.

With the passing of time, the Dinagyang Festival mirrors that of society – resilient but capable of being molded to suit its passage, colorful and timeless, celebrating not only the rich culture but most importantly, the vibrant way of life that is uniquely Ilonggo, uniquely theirs for the world to indulge in for a couple of days every fourth week of January.

LIST OF BUDGET HOTELS  IN ILOILO CITY

 

Booking your room in advance is a must when attending the Dinagyang Festival. You can click on our links provided below to get the best deals from various hotels in Iloilo City.

Amigo Terrace Hotel
Corner Iznart St., Delgado, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Circle Inn – Iloilo City Center
Iznart Street, Maria Clara, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Chito’s Hotel
180 De Leon Street, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

District 21 Hotel
Donato M.Pison Avenue Brgy. San Rafael Mandurriao, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

GT Hotel Iloilo
De Leon Street Iloilo City, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
H. Montinola St., Muelle Loney, Iloilo City, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Harbor Town Hotel
corner JM Basa – Aldeguer Streets, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Hotel Del Rio
M.H. Del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Iloilo Midtown Hotel
corner Yulo – Iznart Streets, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Iloilo Business Hotel
Benigno Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Injap Tower Hotel
West Diversion Road, Manduarriao, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Madison Hotel PHL
Delgado Street, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Mo2 Westown Hotel and Resort
Glicerio T. Pison Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

People’s Hotel
Corner Delgado and Fuentes Streets, Iloilo, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Richmond Hotel Iloilo
Megaworld Boulevard cor. Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Riverside Inn
Times Square Building, General Luna Street, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

SMALLVILLE 21 HOTEL
Pasencia T. Pison Avenue, Smallville Complex, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

Seda Atria
Donato Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

The Grand Dame Hotel
Corners Rizal and Huervana streets LA Paz, La Paz, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

The Mansion
101 General Luna Street Iloilo City Philippines, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines
GET A ROOM AT DISCOUNTED RATES HERE

 

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Default Comments (28)

28 Comments:

  1. Riza Mae H. Villanueva

    Amazing event! I want to go there! #marman

  2. “Dinagyang” from the name of the festival itself, you can say that this is fun! Ilo-ilo is not far from here, might as well book it now. #marman

  3. Sounds like there are a lot of activities going on! Looks like a lot of fun!

  4. This sounds like an incredible festival! I would love to make it one year!

  5. sounds like lots of great fun will be happening. I love festivals most of ours around here in the summer but we celebrate all the same

  6. This looks like a really fun time! Oh to have the time to travel and party like this.

  7. This looks like it would be amazing to see in person! 🙂

  8. I’ve seen this festival only on television and on the internet. I hope I’d be able to witness this live.

  9. This festival looks like a lot of fun, and I’m sure this post is very valuable for all those that are going to attend!

  10. Victoria Sconion

    That looks so much fun. All the way from PA.

  11. It sounds like a festival not to be missed! What a list of fun things to see and do!

  12. This looks great and would be great to learn about other cultures and their customs. 😉

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John @ daddyphotoblog.com

  13. Looks like everyone had a great time …Great food. I use to go to several festival when I live in New York City . Met people from every region and had a lot of fun laughing together this bring back memory!

  14. This sounds and looks fun and educational.

  15. What a great list of activities during the festival. I love going to festivals like this.

  16. It’s so nice that you were able to get all the schedules. That’s definitely helpful especially for people who are planning to watch the festival!

  17. Looks like a fun festival. I miss that kind of life.

  18. this sounds like an interesting festival with a lot to do which is great. wish i could attend

  19. Sounds like a very fun festival.. i would love to visit

  20. It’s been a long time since I haven;t go back at my country in PH. I wish I can be there and see the Dinagyang Festival.

  21. These are great list, I’m going to check it one by one, I’m so excited for Dinagyang Festival.

  22. This would be so fun !!!!

  23. Culture and religious festivals can prove to be a great source of information with some fun dashed in

  24. What an exciting festival I hope to try it out one day

  25. That is one busy week of fun. I just love festivals and this one would be fun to attend

  26. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That sounds like such a fun festival! I would love to go!

  27. My half elder sister lives in IloIlo City as well. I wonder if she and her family watch this festival. I know I would.

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