Niño Ati-atihan Festival

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Country and Region PhilippinesAklan
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Festival Contact Information

Aklan Ati-Atihan Chamber of Commerce
2/F DTI Aklan office Acevedo Street
Phone: +63 (036) 268-5721
Fax: +63 (036) 268-5160

Philippines Department of Tourism
Room 207 DOT Building
TM Kalaw Street
Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 (2)524 2345

Festival Description

The festival of Ati-Atihan is one of the largest in the Philippines, celebrating the culture of the Atis. These were Black aborigines who first populated the Aklan province, and historically welcomed religious refugees from Borneo. The event, which took place in 1212, and is still commemorated today with music and dancing.

Festival Dates January 14 - 15, 2012
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