THE Boracay version of the annual Ati-Atihan Festival will be held on Saturday.
The highlight of the event is the “sadsad” or the dance parade along the White Beach on Sunday. A parade around Balabag Plaza and the Kabataan’s (Youth) night are also part of the event.
Participating are students from various secondary schools in Boracay as well as tourists, locals, and representatives of various commercial establishments in the island.
Felix delos Santos, chief tourism officer of Malay, on Thursday said t
This year’s festival focuses on the devotion of the Boracaynons to the Sto. Nino.
Now in its fifth year, the Boracay Ati-Atihan celebration is also an added attraction for visitors of the island.
After Boracay, the weeklong celebration of Ati-atihan in the capital town of Kalibo will commence.
Aside from Boracay and Kalibo, four other towns in Aklan also have their own version of the festival.
The 800-year old festival is considered as the mother of all Philippine festivals. p: wjg