Category Archives: Philippine Festival

Baroto Race 2012: Race to Finish

          Last Sunday, on my way home, I passed by the century-old Capiz bridge that spans across the Panay River.  It was the last day of Capiztahan 2012, [..]

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The Electric Parade of Capiztahan 2012

.          It may not be close to the real Disney’s Electric Parade, but this year’s Capiztahan’s Electric Parade lived up to the hype and [..]

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Capiztahan 2012: Fireworks Display

.          Capiztahan was coined from Capiz and Pista (Fiesta) – a merriment of sort. It marks the Foundation Day of the province of Capiz [..]

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The Crucifixion: An Ignacio-Alajar Family Tradition

             Family traditions run deep among Filipinos.  For the Ignacio-Alajar family of Roxas City (Capiz), it has been for more than six decades that they have faithfully participated [..]

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MORE Colors at Ati-atihan 2012

.         This is my last photo-blog about the 2012 Ati-atihan.  I will be back next year … to experience once again the vibrant and [..]

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The Colors of Ati-atihan 2012

             The Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Aklan may not be as visually captivating compared to other street parades in the Philippines like the MassKara Festival of Bacolod, the [..]

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Street Scenes in the 2012 Ati-atihan

           It is only in Kalibo, Aklan where is it MORE FUN to join the street parade.             You have to be sport about it when [..]

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Faces of Ati-atihan 2011

  .          You have to admire the painstaking work that goes to every costume and make-up of the participants in the Ati-atihan parade.  The basic soot black paint [..]

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Street Vendors of Ati-atihan 2012

    .         Aside from the revelers (domestic & foreign tourists), much of the Ati-atihan is also about commerce. That is the major critisism hurled against the Kalibo [..]

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People Watching: Ati-atihan 2012

  .          When one attends the Ati-atihan festival in Kalibo, you don’t just go there to watch.  One actually experiences the merry-making firsthand.  You [..]

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