This is a week long celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño. It is the ultimate jubilating, titillating,stimulating, riotous and frenetic aboriginal street dancing to the early primitive tempo and pulse of drums, participated in by different tribes in their full battle regalia as they crowd the principal streets of Kalibo rejoicing breathlessly to their religious vows.
ATI-ATIHAN MALACARA FESTIVAL / MAKATO ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL
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A unique festival showcasing the skills of every Nabasnon in weaving bags, mats and hats made of bariw leaves the prospering livelihood in the municipality. It is highlighted by the dance performance of local talent and ingenuity to the beat of the drums and indigenous rhythm.
The youngest festival in Aklan showcasing the simple nature and identity of the Magdalagnons. The Local word “tinuom” pertains to a dish cooked in a unique way discovered by early townfolks during the time of Datu Aewag. Typhically the main ingredient is native chicken wrapped in banana leaves tied into a pouch and slowly cooked on chaircoal until it becomes a very flavorful dish. The festival is also celebrated in commemoration of the seperation of Madalag from Libacao.
Balete’s own festival highlighting the culture, tradition and way of life of Baleten-ons.
The town of Malinao unique way of celebrating Christmas festivities, with different activities lined up to the add color to the occasion such as the Daigon (Christmas Carol) contest. Paroe (Lantern) Parade and contest and the Kahayag it Banwa (Lighting of Christmas lantern.