January 2013 Festivals
Pay tribute to the Sto. Niño at these various fiestas all over the Philippines.
It's 2013, and as a new year begins, so does the Philippines welcome another twelve months of festive celebration! There are plenty of festivals commemorating the Sto. Niño this month. Are you planning to travel this January? Here are some must-see festivals to add to your list.
January 11-20 | Kalibo, Aklan
The Ati-Atihan Festival is held every third week of January done in honor of the Sto. Niño. Festival participants cover themselves in soot and take to the streets, performing to the beat of drums in ethnic garb.
Feast of the Black Nazarene
January 9 | Quiapo, Manila
Thousands of devotees gather at Quiapo Church on January 9 to pay tribute to the image of the Black Nazarene, a statue of Jesus Christ brought to Manila by a Mexican priest in the olden days. The highlight of the festival is a street procession of the image.