Dinagsa Festival Schedule of Activities





Just like many provinces that celebrate a festival in honor of the Sto Nino every January, Cadiz City has its unique rendition of this event, dating back to the year 1972.

Known as the Dinagsa Festival, this vibrant celebration was conceived by members of the Samaria House Council of Cadiz City, a lay religious organization within the Catholic Church. The term “Dinagsa” was crafted about a historical incident when numerous whales washed ashore in the city; “dagsa” translates to driftage. This occurrence has also bestowed upon Cadiz City the moniker “The City of Whales.”


Dinagsa Festival Schedule of Activities

“Dinagsa” emerged as a response from the church council to a prevalent local custom where, instead of paying homage to their Patron Saint, residents engaged in activities like gambling and cockfighting. In a proactive effort to redirect the focus towards expressions of gratitude and praise, the founding fathers of Cadiz Ati-Atihan, led by Msgr. Vicente Salgado, the then Parish Priest of the Sto. Niño Parish sought to create a celebration that truly honored their Patron without the need for such activities. This initiative marked the historic inception of the Cadiz City Ati-Atihan Festival.


Dinagsa Festival Schedule of Activities

A distinctive highlight of this festival is the “Lamhitanay sa Dalan,” where revelers willingly embrace the smudging of latex paint on their faces. This stands in contrast to the Sinulog in Kabankalan, where festival-goers traditionally use charcoal to mark their faces.

A friendly reminder: wear attire that you wouldn’t mind getting stained or ruined by the paint during the festivities.

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Dinagsa Festival Schedule of Activities

Things to do When Visiting Cadiz City | Beyond Dinagsa Festival

Relax at Lakawon Island

One of the most popular destinations in Cadiz City is Lakawon Island. A visit to this island will surely add more fun to your trip. For more information about Lakawon Island, click on the link below:

Lakawon Island Travel Guide

Experience Sagay City

Sagay City is just a drive away from Cadiz City. This place offers many attractions which you will surely enjoy.

Sagay City Travel Guide

Carbin Reef Travel Guide

When in Cadiz City, it would be easy for you to cross the sea and visit Bantayan Island.

Cadiz City has a seaport with boats traveling to Bantayan Island at a very affordable price. For more information about this trip, click on the articles below:

Bantayan Island Travel Guide

List of Resorts on Bantayan Island

Visit Bacolod City

Bacolod City is just an hour away from Cadiz. So why not go and visit the city of smiles? Listed below are travel guides to help you in preparing for your itinerary:

Bacolod City Travel Guide

Bacolod City Itinerary and Guide

20 things to do in Bacolod City

List of Hotels in Bacolod City
Dinagsa Festival Schedule of Activities

How to get to Cadiz City for Dinagsa Festival

Located just a one-hour drive from Bacolod City, Cadiz is easily accessible by private car or a brief one hour and fifteen minutes ride on a passenger bus. The city is served by Vallacar Transit (Ceres), a prominent bus company, with a terminal within its bounds. Buses traveling to San Carlos, Dumaguete, and nearby municipalities often make a convenient stopover in Cadiz. Additionally, PUJs (Public Utility Jeeps) and van-for-hire services are readily available for transportation within the city.

For those heading to Cebu, Cadiz City is accessible via San Carlos and Escalante. Scheduled passenger buses for Cebu also pass through the city’s bus terminal, providing further transportation options for travelers.


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    Recognize and explore difference culture is important because you can understand why they are celebrating that event in their town and also you can learn a lot of things from their culture. Appreaciating their culture is a sign of respect for them. If you can able to Respect difference culture you are a diverse person. Understanding the coorperate culture is important because you can prevent judging other people without knowing their culture and to have a peaceful world.

  4. Nicole Robante BSIT 3F3

    Understanding corporate culture is important because it allows us appreciating and expressing themselves.
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    Understanding corporate culture is help us to build strong relationship culture and to understand each other.

  5. Lenie Esmeralda BSIT 3F3

    We need to understand and embrace there culture so we can give appreciation to there festival, by understanding their culture of where it came from. So that we can learn more about there culture and arts and also we can explore more about their festival and give appreciation and it is important because we can learn more about their knowledges and experience of why they are celebrating that kind of fiestival.

  6. Sharmaine Bantillo BSIT 3F3

    We all know that Cadiz City is known as the “Celebrating Dinagsa Festival,” and they are preserving their culture and arts. It is related to the subject INDPSYC, which is about culture, diversity, and the arts. It is important to understand the corporate culture of a city or province, especially since we celebrate festivals in diverse ways. These are the three important reasons why we need to understand and practice corporate culture. First, practice understanding others’ beliefs and cultures so that we can unite as one. Second, respecting the beliefs, culture, and arts of celebrating festivals in different cities and provinces. Lastly, appreciating the beliefs and cultures of others while avoiding discrimination to maintain the unity of our country.

  7. Hannah Solcorites

    Dinagsa festival is one of the most beautiful and colorful festivals because of their unique features of lamhitanay sa dalan which they put the paint on your faces and body. I will apply it in the future when I have my own business like cafe and baking I will make my cafe and food business colorful to catch the eye of the buyer’s or costumers. So that they all satisfied when they go and buy my products.

    Understanding corporate culture is important because it can support important business objectives. It also sets expectations for how people behave and work together and how well they function as a team.

  8. Alolod, Mena

    Understanding corporate culture is important because, first of all we are all have different cultures for example in the cadiz of city that known for their preservation of their culture and arts. 2nd, we are have difference beliefs in life that one of the culture of every people. Lastly, it is important that we must have a respect that we have difference culture. We must to understand each culture of every people. This relates to our study of industrial psychology, which examines human behavior. Cultures can be related to this topic because everyone’s behavior is a part of their culture.

    Alolod, Mena M.

  9. Understanding corporate culture is important because first reason is that, you will know the real meaning of this words and in that case, you will gain a lot of knowledge about the differences of every culture from different places/cities. Second, you will be able to identify the original place/home of a specific person based on what he/she believes and their behaviors. Third is that, you will be able to know and identify what specific place/city has that kind of culture based on its festival every year. Let’s say for example, in Cadiz City, we are known for our cultural festival that we called dinagsa festival and this happens every year, just like other cities, they have also their own amazing and exciting festival that they celebrate every year and that is culture.

    Gisnil S. Giltendez BSIT 3-F3

  10. Virgel S. Gabud

    It is important to understand other culture
    First to know the does and don’t to avoid violence.
    To know their history so that you can’t make fun of the way they dress in their festival.
    To know their life style in the past on what they do to survive.
    Virgel S. Gabud

  11. Every civilization has a unique culture. For example, in Cadis City, where many people visit every January to experience the culture, there are many diverse cultural practices. Because of that culture’s variety, we are able to come together and appreciate life as a whole even if we come from diverse cultural backgrounds. 3 justifications for the significance of company culture. First, it’s important to understand our various societal roles; each civilization assigns its citizens a unique role that must be understood in order for individuals to easily adapt to that society. Second, we should be able to adapt to other people’s ideas and cultures regardless of our own, as this is the only way we can demonstrate our shared humanity and tolerance. The final step is to concentrate on the goals that our society has set for itself.


  12. Kingruben Sales

    Preservation of culture and arts is one of the most important part of our daily life. Just like in industrial psychology, we have to fucos on implementing rules and regulations on how to preserve the culture and arts. In industrial Psychology, we have to give importance to corporate culture. First, if we have a preserved culture that promotes teamwork in our community, it increases potential engagement. Second, it fosters inclusivity because we deserve what we preserve. Lastly, if we give importance to corporate culture, we are also giving importance to the beliefs and behaviour that guides us to be the person we become.

  13. Maria Ennah Zamora

    Understanding corporate culture is important because it helps us understand the diversity of people’s behaviors, belief, tradition, or culture. That way we could avoid chaos or disorganization in your management. And I can relate this to our subject Industrial Psychology because it is the study of human behavior in the workplace as well as it deals on how to give solution without having an ethical conundrum.
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  14. Aila Mae Javelona

    Dinagsa in Cadiz is related to our course Because of their culture example of their activities during of their event are cultural shows Cadiz city produce LAMHITANAY SA CADIZ. And also of their religion in honor of their Patron Saint.

  15. Katrina Prudente

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  16. Malaga, Louis miguel

    Cadiz city is the one who have a nice fealstival in negros because of painting in the body of other and that is an art and their culture is harvesting the seafood as i relate this to our subject first is their beliefs, they have their 9wn beliefs like that the whales is washed to their shores in different time second is their painting in body they having paiting in other person third is the dried fish or uga that is their culture making that dried fish to export thar to other country.

  17. Mae Rose D. Belecina BSIT 3F-3

    Preserving of culture and arts is really important not just for the place but also for its people. With this, it can relate with this subject because we can learn the different cultures and corporate culture is one of them. Three reasons why it is necessary or important to learn about corporate culture. First, it serves as a guidance to the employees of the company to interact with each other and how they handle every situation inside the workplace.Second, corporate culture support the company’s important objectives and lastly,it sets your expectations for how the employees of the company function or work together.

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    3. Understanding corporate culture is important because it builds our connection with our co worker by knowing each other’s cultures and beliefs.

  19. Jessa Mae D. Cajucson

    Corporate culture is important because:
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    2. Understanding – As a company, we should give better understanding to people that has the same beliefs and culture than us, this could improve their respect and boost loyalty to the institution.
    3. Beliefs – In a workplace there is a lot of employees who have different beliefs, if we are open to accept them, we can learn to each other.
    In our subject Industrial Psychology, it is a psychology that applies principles in a workplace, if we are diverse and open to accept everyones differences, we can achieve a better workplace where everyone is working and cooperating.

  20. Kristel Joy Villarosa

    Understanding cultures will help us overcome and prevent racial and ethnic divisions because Racial and ethnic divisions result in misunderstandings, and sometimes violence.
    Understanding culture allows us to interact in a wider range of group. Having a understanding about culture enables us to be more aware about the cultures of others and it enables us to learn more about them.

    Villarosa, Kristel Joy R.
    BSIT 3f3

  21. Jan Marie Uy

    The 3 reasons are related in Cadiz City is being a religious people, their beliefs and traditional of community like they celebrate their Dinagsa Festival. The culture is very important in our society because culture is that reflect in our community of essential role or beliefs in our lives or human experience. That they can make a discipline, compassion and respect their our culture beliefs and they provides a benefits by increasing their quality of our life. By giving an opportunity to come over together with people.
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  22. Vea Mae Nepomuceno

    We need to learn about culture and art because when we go to visit some of the festivals we have some idea of where they came from, or what the reason that they were celebrating that kind of festival is. It is important also that we can be aware of how important it is. We have to love and preserve that kind of culture so that we can pass it on to the new generation.

  23. There’s so many events in Bacolod City and I am getting very curious now. I haven’t been to Bacolod but your articles of events, festivities, food, etc. are very enticing for visitors to come and check out what Bacolod has to offer.


      it gives us an irrefutable connection to the past – to certain social values, beliefs, customs and traditions, that allows us to identify ourselves with others and deepen our sense of unity, belonging and national pride .And It is important to understand corporate culture will help build strong company culture recruiters entice elite candidates and retain top talent. Not only that, but a winning corporate culture has been shown to improve levels of employee engagement, productivity and performance.

  24. Just beautiful! Reminds me of the the crown dancers in Arizona! I would love to see this!

    • Anchel B. Erecido BSIT 3F3

      Cadiz City is renowned for maintaining its arts and culture. Understanding corporate culture is crucial, in my opinion, since it helps us manage employees, clients, and suppliers more effectively. Our ability to handle these three entities and comprehend how they interact with one another depends on our ability to comprehend these three entities.

      Corporate culture refers to the common attitudes, values, and standards that exist among members of an organization. It is an intangible component of the overall atmosphere of a company. The daily decisions made by the employees of an organization are influenced by the corporate culture. Any firm can benefit from having a good understanding of corporate culture by giving them an edge in their sector of the market or industry.

  25. Wow! There’s a lot of beautiful spot to visit in Cadiz City! 🙂

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