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Ati-Atihan is celebrated every third weekend of January, and it is a riotous fiesta that lures in many a reveler. Tribal drums resonate throughout the street parades as local dancers don colorful costumes for performances practiced months in advance. The patron saint in focus is Sto. Niño the child Jesus. For the Ati-Atihan, crowds flock to the center of Kalibo, where the fiesta is most popularly celebrated.
Second week of October
Bacolod, Negros Occidental
The festival that made Bacolod famous began as an event to inspire the locals to face the hard times with a smiling face, thus masks with smiling faces are worn by revelers who join the parade. Street dancing, drum beating, drinking, eating, and just being merry-all this show the resiliency of Negrenses and their zest of life.