You should not miss the Biggest, the Most Colorful and Most Exciting Annual Festival event in the Philippines – Aliwan Fiesta.
Since 2003, it is always the Grandest Fiesta of Philippine Festivals and it’s official website: http://www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph says “it is a showcase how religion, culture, and tradition are woven into the fiber of our existence. Traditional fiestas, which are held annually to commemorate the foundation of a town or province, or honoring its patron saint, are brought together en masse to highlight the Pinoy’s indomitable and ebullient spirit, together with his mien for creativity and innovation. With most major fiestas rooted in the pre-colonial period, there is understandably a festival sector that celebrates Nature’s bounty. Our Filipino forebears worshipped pagan gods who, to them, were responsible for bountiful harvests on land and sea.”
This year, two Leyte contingents tightly competed for the grand champ title in the Street Dance category – the Buraburon Festival of Burauen failed to defend it’s 2018 champion title against Pasaka Festival of Tanauan now the 2019 Grand Aliwan Festival Champion. Manggahan Festival contingent of Guimaras placed 3rd.
In the Float Competition category, Tacloban’s ‘Through the Years’ float hailed as the Champion, while Cebu Sinulog’s IPI 60th year and Palabuni-bunyan of Parang, Maguindanao, placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Ms Sinulog Festival bet Nicole Vance Borromeo crowned as the Reyna ng Aliwan 2019.
WATCH!!! Aliwan Fiesta 2019