Footnote: Streetdancing in Aklan

The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name “Ati-Atihan” means “to be like Aetas” or “make believe Ati’s.” Aetas were the primary settlers in the islands according to history books. They too are the …

A Guide to the Best Ati-Atihan Festival in the Philippines

Disclaimer:  I am from Ibajay so this post is slightly biased. 😉 The Ati-Atihan Festival is the mother of all Philippine festivals and perhaps one of the oldest in the country. Ati-Atihan originated from Aklan but due to its success, many have created similar festivals:  the Dinagyang of Iloilo, Masskara of Bacolod and Halaran of …

But First, I’m Off to Aklan!

We interrupt the Barcelona series with this important news:  my 2011 travel calendar officially begins today. Yup!  I’m  going home to Aklan with Hubby and my brother for a five-day holiday to visit our parents and to take part in the Ati-Atihan Festival. Ati-Atihan is the liveliest and most fun (or do you say ‘the …