The Pintados de Pasi Festival is celebrated every 3rd week of March is perhaps one of the best known and established festivals of the Province of Iloilo that have evolved through the years. Performers adorned in traditional body tattoo with elaborate geometrical designs in their body, including their arms, legs and torso dramatizes stories in which the town’s ancestral beings laid down every feature of the area, especially their way of life.
Many other special events are enjoyed during this week-long celebration. It includes Garden Show & Food Festivals; the Karosa Parada & Carabao Painting Contest; the Grand Coronation Night of the Search for Bb. Pintados; Sinadya sa Suba and the Pinta Lawas as well as the Carabao Painting contest are also highlights of the celebration. (passicity.gov.ph)
Here is the Pintados de Pasi Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities:
Theme: “Kulturang Passinhon: Balikdon kag Palanggaon”
Schedule of Activities
March 11 – Presentation of Candidates of Bb. Pintados, SM City
March 14, 2012 (Wednesday) 14th Foundation Day Anniversary
6:30 A.M. – Mass
8:00 A.M. – Pasundayag ( Parade )
1:00 P.M – Hinampang
6:00 P.M – Opening of Food Festival
7:00 P.M. – HANDURAW (Passinhons’ Golden Memories of Yesteryears)
March 15, 2012 (Thursday)
8:00 A.M. – “Pinta Lawas” (Body Painting Contest)
1:00 P.M. – “DUMOG 2012” – 1st Passi City Grappling Tournament (Sponsored by: Team Tigers International Mixed Martial Arts)
7:00 P.M. – Ginoong Pintados 2012
March 16, 2012 (Friday)
7:00 A.M. – Karosa Parada & Carabao Painting Contest
7:00 P.M – Grand Coronation Pageant – Search for Bb. Pintados 2012
March 17, 2012 (Saturday)
8:00 A.M. – Exhibit of Exotic Pets (Sponsored by: EXPOS (Exotic Pet Owners Society of Iloilo)) @ Plaza Paloma
6:00 P.M. – A Night of Mascots, Magicians w/ ALA KIM (of Pilipinas Got Talent) (Sponsored by: Big Brothers Party Central)
March 18, 2012 (Sunday)
6:30 A.M. – Mass at Parish of Saint William
8:00 A.M. – Tribe Competition
3:00 P.M. – Awarding/Closing Program
6:30 P.M. – Fireworks Display
7:00 P.M. – “A Night with the STARS”
Here is an Information about Passi City.
Passi City is a 3rd class city in the province of Iloilo in the Philippines. Passi is a rice and sugar-rich area and the only component city and the largest in the Province of Iloilo in terms of land area, population and income. It is popularly called the “Sweet City” of Panay due to its vast pineapple plantations and annual output in fruit production.
How to get there.
Passi City is 42 kilometers away from Iloilo City. From the Iloilo Airport/Seaport, you can take a cab or jeepney to the bus terminal located at Tagbak, Iloilo City. Take the bus which is round 45 minutes to 1 hour trip going to Passi City.