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January - Dinagyang Festival The Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to honor the Christianization of the natives and to respect the Holy Child Jesus. On this day, streets of Iloilo City will once again come alive as the Ilonggos celebrate the annual festivity. It is a very colorful parade coupled with a dramatization in honor of the patron Saint Sto. Niño as the object of performs offerings and prayers amidst the cracking of drums and shouts of "Viva Señor Santo Niño." The thundering of "Hala Bira" by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one. It is also a very popular tagline used by Ilonggos to express their warm participation during the "Dinagyang" celebration. A tribute in honor of Señor Sto. Niño whom Ilonggos believe was very miraculous in times of famine and drought. February - Hamaka Festival Hamaka Festival is a weeklong celebration of thanksgiving. The festivities showcase the talents of Taytaye os in terms of wood works, sewing machines and garment/couturier’s design. The name of the festival came from the Filipino words ‘hamba’,’makina’ and ‘kasuotan’ in which Taytaye os are so adept. Activities during the festivals include trade exhibit, street dancing, fashion in the street, sports fest and Mr.&Ms. HAMAKA. The
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  • Spring '18
  • Prof. Rowena Rosales
  • Mother's Day, Iloilo City, school study, Hamaka Festival

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