Aliwan Fiesta 2017 Schedule
Aliwan: Mother of all Philippine Festivals
It is that time of the year again where the best of the best festivals all over the Philippines will come in one setting. Dubbed as the “Festival of Festivals,” Aliwan Fiesta never fails to draw people in awe as it is the living proof of the tagline “It’s more fun in the Philippines.”
“Aliwan,” which roughly means “entertainment” in Filipino, gets everyone hyped into the colors and parade of every performance. This annual fiesta features around 5,000 performers from all over the Philippines.
Now on its 15th year, Aliwan is getting bigger and grander every year. It is one of the most sought-after events as it gathers different champions from festivals all over the Philippines. Since 2003, contingents from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao sends their “best of the best.” This makes the fiesta a unique platform of showing the Philippines’ diversity through different festivals.
It’s more fun in the Philippines
This unique show of rich culture and tradition promotes the Philippines as a premier tourist destination. This annual 3-day event will exhibit a Grand Street Dance Competition, Grand Float Parade, “Reyna ng Aliwan,” and a Festival Music Showdown.
This extravaganza is organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and the cities of Manila and Pasay. Also, it aims to promote various festivals in the Philippines!
The myriad of colors, beats of the drums, synchronized choreographies, and that Mardi gras atmosphere will take you away and experience the beauty of the Philippines all in one setting.
Aliwan 2017 Schedule (what to expect)
As the official schedule is still to be launched, here’s what happened in last year’s activities. Traditionally, the fiesta showcases 4 different events in this 3-day Mardi gras:
Aliwan Buyers Bazaar: An exchange of different food and finds from different parts of the Philippines. The bazaar runs for the whole duration of the fiesta.
Tugtog ng Aliwan: This is the fiesta Music Showdown Competition.
Reyna ng Aliwan Pageant: This is a one-of-its-kind pageant as the competitors represent the different festivals of the Philippines.
Street Dance and Grand Float Parade: Traditionally, the parade kicks off every 1600 H at the Quirino Grandstand. It will be passing through the whole stretch of Roxas Boulevard and will culminate in a final showdown at Sotto Street, in front of Aliw Theater by 1800 H.
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