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Iloilo’s Pride: The Dinagyang Festival


Iloilo’s Pride, the  Dinagyang Festival means to make people happy, from the root word dagyang. This is a yearly celebration for the Iloilo people. It is celebrated every fourth week of January to give their tribute to Holy Jesus Christ and Viva Señor Santo Niño and to commemorate the Christianization of Natives of Iloilo. The Dinagyang Festival is held in Iloilo City. People celebrate their festival by means of dancing the famous “Hala Bira” while shouting Viva Señor Santo Niño. People flock on the streets making the community alive, fun and exciting. The main event comes with a colorful street …

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