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✈ Philippines The Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to honor the Christianization of the natives and to respect the Holy Child Jesus.

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Philippines: Ati-Atihan Local groups in Kalibo on Panay Island compete to see who can create the most over-the-top costumes for Carnival.


Kalibo cathedral, philippines | 22 jan, wednesday | park sunga | Flickr

The Kalibo Cathedral is the oldest in the province of Aklan. Built in 1581, its renovation in 1993 is known to be one of the last works of national artist Leandro V. Locsin.


When I told my colleagues I was going to Kalibo, Aklan for a vacation, the immediate reaction was, “Oooh, you’re going to Boracay?” Guys, there is more to Aklan than the abused island of Boracay. Don’t get me wrong – I did think of going to Boracay, but I wanted to maximize this trip by experiencing…