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DINAGYANG TO SHOWCASE COSTUMES OF PH MAJOR FESTS

The 2015 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival for the first time will serve as venue to showcase the costumes of 30 major festivals in the country in what is dubbed as National Festival Costume Expo 2015.

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog stressed Dinagyang has become a promotional vehicle for other cities in the country to highlight their cultural and tourism attractions.

The exhibit will kick off with a simple program evening of January 22, 2015 while the public viewing will start January 23, 2015, according to City Tourism Officer Benito Jimena.

He added that the expo is not a competition but purely an exhibition.

Alongside the exhibit is the weaving (hablon) demonstration, one of the oldest Ilonggo traditions.

Meanwhile, the costumes will be donned by live models for the parade of costumes during the Dinagyang Ati Contest on January 25, 2015.

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STO. NIÑO TO FLY IN FOR DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2015

The annual visit of the image of Señor Santo Niño from Cebu will arrive in Iloilo January 19, 2015 by plane to re-enact the first time it was brought in that eventually gave birth to Dinagyang Festival.

Rev. Fr. Raymund Edcel Alcayaga, OSA said that originally the image was brought to Iloilo from Cebu via Philippine Airlines (PAL) but they would just settle for available plane that is plying the Cebu-Iloilo route.

The image will have a pilgrimage tour passing through the towns of Cabatuan, Sta. Barbara, Pavia and Jaro district.

A motorcade will bring the image to the San Jose Parish Church after a courtesy visit with Archbishop Angel Lagdameo. /Iloilo City PIO

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About Dinagyang Festival

Dinagyang 2013: A Fusion of Boom and Grandeur

Dinagyang Festival 2013 Official Poster

Dinagyang Festival 2013 Official Poster

SEVERAL one-liners came to mind in the process of selecting a tagline for the 2013 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival:  World-class!, Over the top, Societal Responsibility and Social Artistry, Festival with a Heart, A Fusion of Boom and Grandeur, Exceeding Expectations, etc.  We were then looking for one that captures the essence of the event, one that defines the dreams and aspirations of the Ilonggos.

Through the years, Dinagyang has become synonymous with Iloilo City.  The City’s glorious past, the present progress and development and the bright prospects for the future are all defined by the phrase “a fusion of boom and grandeur”.  A mix of the blessings of the present and the valuable legacy of the past, allow hopes to spring and dreams to blossom.  Dinagyang is the pride of Ilonggos.

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