JANUARY

ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL
January 1 - January 20 | Kalibo, Aklan

Scene of a yearly celebration in honor of Sto. Nino held every third week of January, popularly known worldwide as Ati-Atihan. So called because Aklanons, domestic and foreign tourists, wipe soot on their faces and done ethnic paraphernalia and masquerade around town as Negritos and make merry and dance in the streets to the beat of ambulant ethnic troubadours.


BANDI FESTIVAL & BAYLUHAY FESTIVAL
January 8 - January 15 | San Joaquin, Iloilo

Festivals featuring the biggest “bandi” (sweet delicacy) in Western Visayas and the Reenactment of the Barter of Panay.


BINANOG FESTIVAL
January 8 - January 8 | Lambunao, Iloilo

Binanog is a yearly festivities celebrated by the Lambunaonos every January in honor of infant Jesus. Binanog means a pool of dance by the people in hinterland of Lambunao. The following are the Binanugan, the dance depicting the movement of the birds, the Inagong sayaw-sayaw, a celebration dances and the Dinagmay, the courtship dance. The dance movement is accompanied by lively drum beatings.


DINAGYANG FESTIVAL
January 11 - January 28 | Iloilo City

Street dancing characterized by frenetic stomping of feet and hypnotic drumbeating. It is a colorful whirl of thousands of people dressed in unique costumes dancing & chanting all day and night.