January Santo Nino Festivals in the Philippines

Written on January 1, 2009 – 2:27 am | by Etravel |

Here in the Philippines, the month of January is dedicated and devoted to Santo Niño, the Holy Child Jesus. There are lots of popular festivals in the country that is celebrating in honor of Santo Nino. Devotees to the Santo Nino all over the Philippines prepared themselves to celebrate with faith in the month of January.

Provinces, towns and cities in the Philippines who celebrate the festival for Santo Nino prepares months ahead for their upcoming festivities. There are many local and foreign tourist and visitors come to these places also to celebrate the merry making and witness the faith of the people and devotees to the Santo Nino. Visitors also want to witness, explore and experience the historical and cultural specialty in these celebrations and events.

There are lots of exciting events and merrymaking in the celebration of Santo Nino Festival. One of this is the street dancing where dancers is dancing in the streets to show their devotion and faith and also of course to compete with other contenders.

In this year 2009, Here are some of the popular festivals in January that Philippines is celebrating in devotion to the Santo Niño.

1. Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo Aklan – Celebrated on January 16-22, 2009
2. Sinulog Festival in Cebu City – Celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of January and that is January 18, 2009
3. Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City – Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of January and that is January 25, 2009
4. Binanog Festival in Lambonao, Iloil0 – Celebrated on January 10-16, 2009
5. Sinulog (Kabangkalan Festival) in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental – Celebrated on January 10-16, 2009
6. Makato Sto. Niñ0 Festival in Poblacion Makato, Aklan – Celebrated on January 15, 2009
7. Kahimunan Festival in Libertad, Butuan City – Celebrated on January 16, 2009
8. Batan Ati-ati Malakara Festival in Poblacion Batan, Aklan – Celebrated on January 16,2009
9. Bansudani Festival in Bansud, Mindoro Oriental – Celebrated on January 17, 2009
10. Altavas Sto. Niño Festival in Poblacion Altavas, Aklan – Celebrated on January 22, 2009
11. Ibajay Ati-ati Municipal and Devotional Fiesta in Ibajay, Aklan – Celebrated on January 24-25, 2009
12. Dinagsa Ati-atihan Festival in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental – Celebrated on January 24-30, 2009
13. Hinirugyaw Festival in Calinog, Iloilo – Celebrated on January 30 to February 6, 2009
14. Sto. Niño Festival in Malolos, Bulacan – Celebrated on January 30, 2009

There are still many provinces and cities who are celebrating Sto Nino Festival which are not listed here.



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  1. 3 Responses to “January Santo Nino Festivals in the Philippines”

  2. By Gian on May 17, 2009 | Reply

    hi to the blogger of this siate

    just want to ask bat wala dito ang halad sa santo nino festival of midsayap, (north)Cotabato)?

    mabuti pa ang website ng wow philippines completo sila ng santo nino festivals..

    then ang halad sa santo nino festival ng midsayap ay wala dito..

    dont you know thatthis festival won back to back prices in aliwan 2003 and pamaskong aliwan 2003

    Please repost this blog..

    Thanks ahead

    and GOD BLESS!!
    ^^,

  3. By jep on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    viva pit señor

  4. By ahnntootz on Feb 2, 2010 | Reply

    There was a Sto. Nino Annual Parade held every 4th Sunday of January. Parade starts from PNB, the one facing DFA and it ends in Quirino Grand stand. Our Sto. Nino de Palaboy actually won the best theme for this year. There are more than 100 participants each year.
    My question is why the annual Sto. Nino parade is not on the list.

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