Dinagyang Festival Schedule of Activities


2024 Dinagyang Frestival Schedule of Activities

UNIQUELY ILONGGO, UNIQUELY LOCAL [ Dinagyang Festival Schedule of Activities ]

People who wish to be engrossed by such a rich culture and a grand time of enjoyment, camaraderie, and religious significance need only to travel to Iloilo every fourth Sunday of January and be quickly immersed in the colorful spectacle known all over the world as the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. For those people who say that Dinagyang is just a mirror of the equally famous Ati-atihan Festival, they wouldn’t be too far from the truth because both celebrations are geared towards giving homage to the patron Sto. Nino – a beloved image for most Catholic-raised Filipinos. The reverence and devotion of Catholics to the Sto. Nino is one thing that seems to bind Catholic Filipinos no matter from which region they may be. The   Festival is one of the many festivals which gives many a reason to celebrate the intercession of Sto. Nino in their daily lives.


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Established in 1967 to honor Sto. Nino and also remember the significance of how our ancestors welcomed the Malays to Panay Island, the Dinagyang Festival got its start through the inspiration of Reverend Father Ambrosio Galindez. He got the idea after watching the Sinulog Festival and the Ati-atihan Festivals in neighboring locales and wished to replicate the gaiety and the spectacle that brought people together. He wanted the people of Iloilo to have a festival that is their own, so that they too, can honor their patron. His actions have thus far set a huge chain reaction that reverberates to this day as annually, the festival brings together people from all walks of life, both local and foreign, to Iloilo for a few days of enjoyment and entertainment that is centered on their patron.


For those of you who think that the Dinagyang is just a festival, then you are quite wrong. On the contrary, to celebrate the diversity of the culture, three major celebrations comprise the Dinagyang – the Ati Tribe Competition, the Kasadyahan Cultural Competition, and the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang. All of these three component celebrations add to the grandeur of the spectacle as they each highlight a different part of the culture that is so steeped in gaiety and significance.

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The Ati Tribe Competition brings together natives and visitors who wish to dance in merriment in the streets. The more important thing though is that the celebration brings together people who wish to recognize the impact of the Ati tribes who peopled most of Panay back then. Recently, even the hinterland Atis have joined the celebration for recognition.

The Kadsayahan Festival, on the other hand, brings together, not only the local barrios and schools but also now accepts regional entries which showcase the depth and breadth of culture as they see fit. Meanwhile, Miss Iloilo Dinagyang showcases the beauty of Ilonggo women to the world as they step up to the plate to promote their various causes and beliefs.



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[ Dinagyang Festival Schedule of Activities ]

The gaiety, the color, and the splendor of the festivities do not in any way overshadow the gastronomical treasure that lines the streets of the city during its days of glory. Indulge in the variety of food that lines up the streets and the local watering holes. Get a taste of the local cuisine geniuses that infuse flavor into every bite and add to the totality of the experience.

With time, the Dinagyang Festival mirrors that of society – resilient but capable of being molded to suit its passage, colorful and timeless, celebrating not only the rich culture but most importantly, the vibrant way of life that is uniquely Ilonggo, uniquely theirs for the world to indulge in for a couple of days every fourth week of January.

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THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING ILOILO CITY [ Dinagyang Festival Schedule of Activities ]

Explore Iloilo City

For sure if you will be attending the Dinagyang Festival, you will want also to explore what other attractions Iloilo offers. To help you design your itinerary, please read our Iloilo 

Isla Gigantes

One famous attraction the Iloilo Province offers is the Isla Gigantes located in Carles. We have outlined a detailed guide on how to get to Isla Gigantes. For more click here Isla Gigantes 

La Paz Batchoy

A visit to the Dinagyang Festival will never be complete without tasting their famous La Paz Batchoy. For more read: Iloilo La Paz Batchoy | Ted’s, Deco’s, Netong’s

Guimaras Island

Just a few minutes bumboat ride from Iloilo is the beautiful island of Guimaras. You can spend a day or two on the island and experience its unique charm. For more read: Guimaras Island 

Explore Bacolod City and the Province of Negros Occidental

If you want to explore more Western Visayas after Dinagyang Festival, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental can be reached conveniently via fast craft. Bacolod City and the entire province of Negros Occidental offer unlimited attractions and things to do that will make your visit memorable.

Fore more, check the following travel guides:




LIST OF BUDGET HOTELS  IN ILOILO CITY TO STAY [ Dinagyang Festival Schedule of Activities ]

Booking your room in advance is a must when attending the Dinagyang Festival. You can click on our links provided below to get the best deals from various hotels in Iloilo City.


Amigo Terrace Hotel
Corner Iznart St., Delgado

Circle Inn – Iloilo City Center
Iznart Street, Maria Clara

Chito’s Hotel
180 De Leon Street, City Proper,

District 21 Hotel
Donato M.Pison Avenue Brgy. San Rafael Mandurriao

GT Hotel Iloilo
De Leon Street Iloilo City

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
H. Montinola St., Muelle Loney

Harbor Town Hotel
corner JM Basa – Aldeguer Streets

Hotel Del Rio
M.H. Del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000

Iloilo Midtown Hotel
corner Yulo – Iznart Streets, City Proper

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Iloilo Business Hotel
Benigno Aquino Avenue

Injap Tower Hotel
West Diversion Road, Manduarriao

Madison Hotel PHL
Delgado Street, City Proper, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000

Mo2 Westown Hotel and Resort
Glicerio T. Pison Benigno Aquino Drive, Mandurriao, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000

People’s Hotel
Corner Delgado and Fuentes Streets

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
Megaworld Boulevard cor. Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park 5000

Riverside Inn
Times Square Building, General Luna Street, City Proper

Pasencia T. Pison Avenue, Smallville Complex, Mandurriao

Seda Atria
Donato Pison Avenue, Mandurriao

The Grand Dame Hotel
Corners Rizal and Huervana streets LA Paz

The Mansion
101 General Luna Street


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  1. The way of life at your association sets assumptions for how individuals act and work together, and how well they capability collectively. Along these lines, culture can separate the limits between siloed groups, guide navigation, and further develop work process overall.It engages representatives to develop inside the association and take responsibility for and projects. It advances learning and expert turn of events, while beating harmful ways of behaving and unfortunate hard working attitude down.

  2. John paul Navarette

    Based on the Iloilo Festival which is Dinagyang, Understanding the corporate culture is important because of the following:

    1. Businesses must adapt and understand the culture of local people to make sure that their policy is aligned with the local culture to avoid any misunderstandings.

    2. Labor coming from local of Iloilo should feel That the company values and respects their beliefs and culture so they can perform better and retain employee better.

    3. businesses must support any activities that that involves the culture of the local residents so that they can feel that they are being supported
    John paul Navarette

  3. Ely John B. Laureano

    Understanding corporate culture is important because it could affect the every aspect of businesses and employee. It can help the business to succeed by acquiring talents and also help the employees to be productive. Corporate culture can impact the well being of the employees as well as their performance. Understanding the corporate culture can benefit the whole it can build trust with each other. Can help the employees to be innovative. Can create teamwork that can lead the employees to be happy.

  4. Kobe John B. Baging.

    I do agree that the Iloilo City is known for their preservation of their culture and arts and they are celebrating Dinagyang Festival. And here the 3 reasons why understanding corporate culture is important. First, they wanted to celebrate their Patron Sto.Nino a beloved image for most of Catholic, for us to understand their culture they celebrating through dancing and called Dinagyang Festival. Next is their uniqueness, they remind us of the importance of culture through History the arrival on the Malay settlers and the legendary barter of Panay Island. And last is we need to give importance to the culture because this is where we come from and we must see each other equally.

  5. Gonzaga, Jovahnie B.

    Dinagyang Festival has a history, We need to value their culture because it shows respect to them. Valuing diversity because it is within our differences that we can find the beauty of their festival. Respect and appreciate each other’s cultural differences so that it can be returned to you someday.

  6. Wenna Donguines

    We all know that we have a different cultures and it make us unique in our own differences. It is important to understand coperate cultures beacuse it help us grow and learn from other cultures. Promoting a diversity is one important in building respect and acceptance to develop a better relationship with everyone . Having a unity is the best key to achieved a specific goal and to be successful.

    Wenna Donguines BSIT 3M1

  7. John Miguel L. Villa

    Dinagyang festival of Iloilo City is indeed a great example of a corporate culture wherein they stick and patronize the social norms and culture that they lived in. Understanding corporate culture is very important because; First, it emphasize the culture of our ancestors where we show it thru festivals and other rituals which also for showing them respect. Furthermore, it improves the unity in either a company or a society because they have good communication since they have the same culture. Lastly, it will have a positive effect in their relationship with their colleagues since they understand each other.

    John Miguel L. Villa BSIT 3M-1

  8. Patricia Pendon

    Iloilo City has a good preservation for their culture and arts. Understanding corporate culture we can know their values and beliefs on how they make their decisions and they make sure that all of them strive for one goal that can help their organization grow. Having diversity in an organization can help each other eventhough we have different cultural backgrounds. We treat each other equally and allow the organization to become more effective because we have communication and there is a chance of success in the organization. Having a strong organizational culture we can build a strong foundation or relationship with our fellow members.

  9. Ayomana, Mark Joseph S.

    Corporate culture is the set of values and practices that guide how management and staff interact and conduct business with third parties. Corporate culture frequently grows organically over time from the collective characteristics of the individuals the organization recruits and is indicated rather than explicitly stated. There are three reason why it is important, first is identity; it is for starters, culture contributes to the identify and values of your company. Second is retention, that a strong company culture attracts better talent and more importantly, retains that talent. And lastly is the image, it should be the corporate culture also adds to your brand identity that if you treat your employees well and have a fun-loving corporate atmosphere, your customers will see you as a fun-loving, generous brand. That’s how important corporate culture it is, it can support important business objectives and help you to become successful.
    Ayomana , Mark Joseph

  10. Voluntate, Joey V. Jr.

    Understanding corporate culture is very important not just to all filipinos but to all people who visits in Iloilo. Preservation of culture and arts is a a good practices just to preserve the history. It is very important to have understanding in different culture, it shows the good culture, the beliefs of the people in Iloilo. It creates a positive impact to improve our understanding, learning and connecting.

    Voluntate, Joey V.

  11. Badoy, John Lorence

    because it is part of the culture, and part of our daily life. and it is very important for us because we are used to it and we should appreciate and be proud of it. to show the important things of our ancestors to future generations.

  12. John Rey Gonzaga BSIT 3M1

    In order for programs or policies to be effective, people from many cultures must be included in decision-making processes. People affected by a choice must be involved in developing solutions. This is a fundamental democratic value. Decision-making, execution, and follow-through are far less likely to occur without the input and support of all groups concerned.

  13. Jamaica catacutan

    Having a maintain culture within an organization is crucial in accomplishing your team’s desired goals, such like preserving Iloilo City’s culture and arts. Culture refers to a community’s beliefs, values, policies, traditions, and shared language. All of these are necessary in the business world. A company’s whole workforce with a clear sense of purpose in achieving a single goal has a better likelihood of success. If everyone in the organization are following the same policies and values, it will create a solid unity in working together to reach their target goals. Lastly, if everyone inside the organization or corporate company shares the same language or understanding, it will create a bond between the employees that will help in making the workplace a pleasant place to work in.

  14. Melitado, Angel B.

    We are built differently because we came from different backgrounds. The culture and arts we grew up with makes us diverse people and gives diversity within the workplace. That is why having corporate culture os important. It is important, first, it gives the employees the core values to live for. It pushes the employees to advocates of the company’s beliefs. Second, it gives the company the identity that makes it distinguishable from others. Lastly, a good corporate culture transforms the company into team, that works towards a goal, that is for the company’s success.

    Melitado, Angel B. BSIT 3M1

  15. Jeffrey bagahansol

    Direction, guide decisions- Better solve problems of difficult situations in the future.
    Reach their potential-To bring out hidden skills and expand knowledge.
    Well defined goals-
    When the all organisation is clear on the overarching values and goals of the organization, everyone works toward the same goal.

    Jeffrey Bagahansol BSIT 3M1

  16. Gerro Palanog

    We must understand our culture because

    a. it is the life that we share towards the world.
    Culture that will be brought or still done even a few years ago.

    b. It guides us how to face society everyday.
    We used to face reality everyday and culture helps us to go through it.

    c it is our mirror of life, we act according to it and gives us deeper understanding about the life where we’ve been brought to.
    Culture that we used to gives us the value that we need to understand.

  17. Lester John R EJIDO

    Understanding corporate culture is important because it’s helps us become more consistent in future and it helps more competitive . We should also set boundaries each and everyone beliefs so that we can avoid discrimination, we should also respect and give value for us to live with peace. Each of us has his own perspective in life we should accept culture similarities and differences .

  18. Franz Joseph A. Sillares

    To know their behavior and understand why they doing it and to understand and accept them.

    Franz Joseph A. Sillares

  19. Riza Mae H. Villanueva

    Amazing event! I want to go there! #marman

  20. Ronald Lubiano

    “Dinagyang” from the name of the festival itself, you can say that this is fun! Ilo-ilo is not far from here, might as well book it now. #marman

  21. Shannon Gurnee

    Sounds like there are a lot of activities going on! Looks like a lot of fun!

  22. This sounds like an incredible festival! I would love to make it one year!

  23. sounds like lots of great fun will be happening. I love festivals most of ours around here in the summer but we celebrate all the same

    • Lopez, Joey L.

      A.Iloilo City prides itself on having a vibrant cultural and artistic ecosystem
      B.Iloilo City proves to be yet another viable investment center for the IT-BPO industry, a sector that has driven the country’s economy since the early 2000s.
      C.The Dinagyang Festival —a religious spectacle featuring dancers with elaborate costumes and headdresses — attracts tourists within and outside the Philippines who want to experience the Ilonggo version of merrymaking.

  24. This looks like a really fun time! Oh to have the time to travel and party like this.

  25. This looks like it would be amazing to see in person! 🙂

  26. I’ve seen this festival only on television and on the internet. I hope I’d be able to witness this live.

  27. This festival looks like a lot of fun, and I’m sure this post is very valuable for all those that are going to attend!

    • Romar S. Dolor

      1.Corporate culture is important because it understood the set of shared values and attitudes.
      2.Corporate culture is helping the companies define their culture just like in iloilo city.
      3.It is trained in ubderstanding human behavior in the workplace.

      Understanding corporate culture is very important to improve your personality and skills to become a good leader and to have a good performance to your workplace.

      Romar S. Dolor

  28. Victoria Sconion

    That looks so much fun. All the way from PA.

  29. It sounds like a festival not to be missed! What a list of fun things to see and do!

  30. This looks great and would be great to learn about other cultures and their customs. 😉

    Thanks for Sharing.

    John @ daddyphotoblog.com

  31. Looks like everyone had a great time …Great food. I use to go to several festival when I live in New York City . Met people from every region and had a lot of fun laughing together this bring back memory!

  32. This sounds and looks fun and educational.

  33. What a great list of activities during the festival. I love going to festivals like this.

  34. Elizabeth O.

    It’s so nice that you were able to get all the schedules. That’s definitely helpful especially for people who are planning to watch the festival!

  35. Looks like a fun festival. I miss that kind of life.

  36. this sounds like an interesting festival with a lot to do which is great. wish i could attend

    • Ecang, Noel D.

      The people in Iloilo or the ilonggo are passionate for their work can be seen in traditional crafts like hablon and sinamay weaving. They are soft spoken and sweet, and also known in the city of love. So I related it to our subject, first is love, because we are united in the classroom that we don’t hate the fellow students and also our teacher, our teacher teach us to love each other. Second is, passionate because our teacher are passionate to teach and educate us clearly and more, so that we are motivated to listen and learn more to this subject. Lastly is sweet, because our teacher are sweet to all of us that he teach us in a nice way, he do it for all of his student and treat us fairly.

  37. Sounds like a very fun festival.. i would love to visit

  38. It’s been a long time since I haven;t go back at my country in PH. I wish I can be there and see the Dinagyang Festival.

  39. These are great list, I’m going to check it one by one, I’m so excited for Dinagyang Festival.

  40. This would be so fun !!!!

  41. Culture and religious festivals can prove to be a great source of information with some fun dashed in

  42. What an exciting festival I hope to try it out one day

  43. That is one busy week of fun. I just love festivals and this one would be fun to attend

  44. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    That sounds like such a fun festival! I would love to go!

  45. My half elder sister lives in IloIlo City as well. I wonder if she and her family watch this festival. I know I would.

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