The City Government of Iloilo, Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI), and Parish of San Jose Placer are all set for the 51st Iloilo Dinagyang Festival which highlights on Jan. 25-27, 2019.
Dinagyang’s 51st edition banners the theme “Connecting Communities Thru Culture and Faith.”
IDFI president Ramon Cua Locsin said Dinagyang 2019 will focus on the strength of Ilonggo artistry and cultural expression to create a meaningful celebration. “This is the only festival in the Philippines that has back to back grand parades, from the Drum and Lyre, Kasadyahan, Sponsors Mardi Gras, Ati tribe competition to the exciting Floats Parade of Lights,”, Locsin added.
Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said a colorful and vibrant celebration will be staged this January and all the blessings that Ilonggos received and soon be receiving, are all because of Senior Sto. Niño.
Dinagyang Festival is one of the biggest and world-class festivals in the Philippines. It traces the history of devotion to the Holy Child Jesus popularly known to Filipino devotees as Sr. Sto. Niño. The festival also commemorates the arrival of the Malay settlers and the legendary barter of Panay Island from the natives called Ati.
Dinagyang 2019 Ticket Selling
The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Incorporated (IDFI) has started selling tickets for the Kasadyahan Festival on January 26 and Ati Tribe Competition on January 27th. Tickets are available at the 3rd Floor of Iloilo City Hall
Ticket-in-charge Nomar Chavez said that selling will last until the tickets are sold – out and advised the public to buy directly from IDFI and not from other people or fixers.
Here are the ticket prices:
- Maria Clara, Quezon, and Plaza Libertad Main Stages – P1,600.
- The right and left wings (extension stages) of Freedom Grandstand – P1,500.
- Quezon left and right wings – P1,200.
- Plaza Libertad left wing – P1,200.
Dinagyang 2019 Schedule of Activities
Fluvial and Solemn Foot Procession of Señor Sto. Niño – January 25th
Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2019 – January 25th
The Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Pageant is one of the most consistent top crowd drawing events that the Dinagyang Festival has to offer. The very best of an Ilongga must epitomize grace, talent, beauty and intelligence. Her essence is beauty with a purpose as a spokesperson for the best that Iloilo City can offer.
Winning the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang title is a hallmark event that changes the life of one amazing young woman who will have a special role in the promotion of Iloilo City and make the Ilonggos proud.
Sponsor’s Mardi Gras – January 26th
The Sponsors Parade is a lively and rhythmic street dance parade participated in by private companies doing business in Iloilo City.
Kasadyahan Festival – January 26th
Kasadyahan Festival is held every 4th Saturday of January. It is a cultural performance competition which showcases several main festival attractions of Iloilo Province including Western Visayas.
Grand Religious Sadsad – January 26th
The Grand Religious Sadsad during the Dinagyang Festival is a devotional celebration of faith and supplication.
Dagyang Tribe Competition – January 27th
The Tribes Dance Competition is the main event of the Dinagyang Festival.
It is a world-class street performance every fourth Sunday of January featuring 50 years of Ilonggo cultural innovation of the festival.
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Iloilo City Goverment