Niño Ati-atihan Festival

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Country and Region PhilippinesAklan
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Festival Contact Information

Kalibo Ati-atihan

2nd Floor, Captain Gil M Mijares Bldg.
Corner XIX Martyrs Rizal Streets
Kalibo, Aklan 
Philippines
Fax (036)268-5160
Email: kasafifoundationkalibo@gmail.com

Festival Description

The festival of Ati-Atihan is one of the largest in the Philippines, celebrating the culture of the Atis. These were Black aborigines who first populated the Aklan province, and historically welcomed religious refugees from Borneo. The event, which took place in 1212, and is still commemorated today with music and dancing.

Festival Dates January 10 - 19, 2014
Festival Links

http://www.kaliboatiatihan.ph

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