Ilo-ilo is known for its colorful Dinagyang Festival which held every 4th week of January in honor of Senior Sto. Niño. Dinagyang is a version of Ati-atihan which is celebrated in Panay and some parts of the country. Ilo-ilo Dinagyang is known for its impressive choreography and striking costumes which reflects the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos.
January next year will be the 51st year of the renowned Dinagyang Festival.
The festival is expected to be grandiose said Alex Soncio.
The Dinagyang festival started in 1967 when the replica of the image of the Sto. Niño ( Child Jesus ) was brought from Cebu to San Jose parish. Thus, Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelry and merrymaking. It will be the 50th year of the festival
Below is the Schedule of Activities for the upcoming Ilo-ilo Dinagyang 2019.
We will update as soon as possible the schedules of activities.
Dinagyang 2018 Schedule of Activities
January 25, 2019 – Friday
8:00am – Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musica
3:00pm – Fluvial and Solemn foot Procession
9:00pm – Luces in the Sky ( Fireworks Display)
January 26, 2019 – Saturday
8:00am – Fiesta Pilipinas (Kasadyahan Cultural Competition)
2:00pm – Sponsors Mardi Gras Parade
6:00pm – Floats Parade of Lights
7:00pm – Grand Religious Sadsad
9:00pm – Glitters in the Sky (Fireworks Display)
January 27, 2019 – Sunday
6:00am – Concelebrated High Mass
8:00am – DinagyangTribes Competition
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