PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL | SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 2017

PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL

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PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL | SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES 2017

Pintados de Pasi Festival celebrated every 3rd week of March for each year in Passi City, Iloilo is regarded as one of the most interesting festivals in the Visayan Region.

A celebration of the rich history of the Visayan Region where tribespeople wore extensive and intricate tattoos all over their bodies which made the Spaniards call the Island “Las Islas de los Pintados (Island of the Painted People).

HISTORY BEHIND THE PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL

History tells us that when the Spaniards landed at the place, they were received by men with heavy tattoos all over their bodies.

As part of the history, body painting or the art of Tattooing was a means of displaying status or achievements. These body arts were symbols of seniority and power especially in the community.These tattoos speaks of people’s identity as head hunters, being a warrior or as a member of a certain group or tribe. In certain cases they also considered these tattoos as charm or amulets.

Tattoos during those times were given through a ceremony or when they accomplish something significant in the community. Visayan Men and women alike were tattooed heavily during those times for various reasons.

For men, warriors or headhunters usually possess tattoos with detailed lines on their chest and heads.More elaborate tattoos were given to men who killed more enemies.

On the other hand, women also possess tattoos on their arms with simplier designs as marks of beauty.

THE PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL

The Pintados de Pasi is celebrated with tribal dance competition being the highlight of the festivity. Participants especially the men wore henna tattoos with intricate designs and patterns.

PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL 2017 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

March 4, 2017 (Saturday)
8:00 A.M. :
3rd Pintados de Pasi’ Invitational Basketball Championship 2017 (17 Under) | 3rdPintados de Pasi’ Invitational Basketball Championship 2017 (Inter-Collegiate/Open)
Venue: Brgy. Punong Basketball Gym

March 5 , 2017(Sunday)
8:00 am :1st Pintados de Pasi’ Kiddies | Open Chess Championship 2017
Venue: Passi I Central Covered Gym

March 9, 2017 (Thursday)
5:00: Opening of Pintados Food Festival | ZUMBATADOS
Venue: Plaza Paloma

March 14, 2017 (Tuesday) 19th Cityhood Anniversary Celebration
7:00AM – Mass at Parish of St. William
8:30 AM – Motorcade|Opening Program | Pasundayag |Padungog  | Pintados Photo Exhibit (the exhibit will run until March 18)
6:00PM – Search for Mister Passi 2017
Venue: Plaza Paloma
8:30 P.M. – Fireworks Display
9:00PM – BoybandPH Invades Passi City

March 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:00 PM – Championship, 1st Pintados de Pasì Boxing
Venue: Barangay Poblacion Ilaya Gym
7:00 PM – PARANUBLION (Ilonggo Folk Dances and Songs Showcase)
Venue: Plaza Paloma

March 16, 2017 (Thursday)
8:00 AM – Pinta Lawas (Body painting)
Venue: Plaza Paloma

March 17, 2017 (Friday)
7:00 AM – Karosa Parada Competition
7:00 PM – Golden Hearts Award | Handuraw: Songs & Dances of Yesteryears
Venue: Plaza Paloma

March 18, 2017 (Saturday)
7:00 AM – Pintados de Pasi Festival Street Dancing Competition
9:00 AM – Championship,1st Pintados de Pasì Taekwondo
Venue: Covered Gym Assumption School of Passi City Inc.
6:30 PM – Night with the Stars :Billy Crawford, Arci Muñoz, Yohan Hwang, Salbakuta, The Chairturners of the Voice Philippines with Sta. Maria Band, Mahal, and Mae  Rivera.
Venue: Plaza Paloma

HOW TO GE TO PASSI CITY, ILOILO

From Iloilo City, you can reach Passi City by taking Ceres Bus with destination labels such as Kalibo,Caticlan, Roxas, Tapaz or San Enrique. You can choose between a regular and an air-conditioned bus. Travel time is approximately 1 hr and twenty-minute ride covering 50 kilometers from Iloilo City.

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