The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) has officially launched the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 which will be held on January 24 to 26 with the theme, “Bringing More Fun to the World.”
According to Iloilo City Tourism officer Benito Jimena, they will still follow the old set-up or the carousel type where the final performing area for competing tribes will be at the Freedom Grandstand.
There will be four judging areas: Freedom Grandstand, Quezon-Ledesma Streets, Iloilo Provincial Capitol and Ma. Clara Street.
Another exciting news, three Ati-ati tribes that were champions in previous years are expected to join again. These are the Tribu Bola Bola of the Iloilo National High School, the Tribu Pan-ay of the Fort San Pedro National High School and the Tribu Paghidaet of the La Paz National High School.
13 tribes are expected to participate in the Kasadyahan competition while 12 others will join the Ati-Ati contest.
One of the anticipated event also is the Search for Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014. The Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 Candidates were already selected.
Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities:
|13 December, 2013||Friday||3:00PM||Pamukaw (“Awakening” activity)|
|17 January, 2014||Friday||3:00PM||Opening Salvo along the Street Parade Route||Festival route|
|22 January, 2014||Thursday||7:00PM||Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Coronation Night||University of San Agustin Gym|
|23-26 January, 2014||Thursday to Sunday||5:00PM onwards||Dinagyang IHRRA Food Festival||Delgado Street|
|24 January, 2014||Friday||7:30AM||Salvo of a Thousand Drums||Arroyo Fountain Area|
|24 January, 2014||Friday||8:00AM||Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika||Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand|
|24 January, 2014||Friday||3:00PM||Religious Fluvial and Solemn Foot Procession of the image of Santo Niño de Cebu||Fort San Pedro to Iloilo Customs House, followed by solemn foot procession to San Jose de Placer Church. Festival route|
|25 January, 2014||Saturday||8:00AM||Kasadyahan Regional Festival||Street Parade Route Festival route|
|25 January, 2014||Saturday||2:00PM||Sponsors Mardi-Gras||Street Parade Route Festival route|
|25 January, 2014||Saturday||7:00PM||Religious Sadsad||San Jose de Placer Parish Church|
|26 January,2014||Sunday||6:00AM||Concelebrated High Mass||San Jose de Placer Parish Church|
|26 January, 2014||Sunday||8:00AM||Iloilo Dinagyang Ati Contest||Street Parade Route Festival route|
|26 January, 2014|
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