KASAFI (Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Foundation Inc.), in collaboration with Spectrum Philippines, presents KALIBO INVASION 2018.

Celebrate the fiesta under the night sky with celebrity DJ Tom Taus, Nix Damn P! x MC Pao, Katsy Lee, and Eric Gella!

Tickets available at the KASAFI Office, 2nd floor Kalibo Police Station, Kalibo,Aklan

The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name Ati-Atihan means “to be like Atis” or “to make believe Ati’s”, the local name for the Aeta aborigines who first settled Panay Island and other parts of the archipelago.

The festival consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade along the street. Christians and non-Christians observe this day with religious processions. It has inspired many other Philippine Festivals including the Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Dinagyang of Iloilo City, both adaptations of the Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan Festival, and legally holds the title “The Mother of All Philippine Festivals” in spite of the other two festivals’ claims of the same title.

A 1200 A.D. event explains the origins of the festival. A group of 10 Malay chieftains called Datus, fleeing from the island of Borneo settled in the Philippines, and were granted settlement by the Ati people, the tribes of Panay Island. Datu Puti, Makatunaw’s chief minister made a trade with the natives and bought the plains for a golden salakot, brass basins and bales of cloth. They gave a very long necklace to the wife of the Ati chieftain. Feasting and festivities followed soon after. 

Some time later, the Ati people were struggling with famine as the result of a bad harvest. They were forced todescend from their mountain village into the settlement below, to seek the generosity of the people who now lived there. The Datus obliged and gave them food. In return, the Ati danced and sang for them, grateful for the gifts they had been given.


Nix Damn P!

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Katsy Lee

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