c37c7dde735e02e01fcc8579b8033154Last Saturday, January 24th, the Kasadyahan  Regional and Cultural Competition astounded the  spectators in Iloilo City. Ten tribes showcased f  flamboyant choreography and dazzling multi-hued  costumes. A year after Dinagyang started, Iloilo’s  largest festivity – Kasadyahan, was founded by the  provincial government – which was initially a Mardi  Gras celebration – to help boost the cultural variety  in the province and preserve age-old traditions. Today, it is participated by different towns across Iloilo, as well as other towns from neighboring regions.

ecd0b7bb722007ddcd7dcbe697ac6d4a First to perform was Salakayan Festival from Miag-ao, Iloilo which is celebrated every February. From the local word “salakay: which means “to attack”, the poignant production depicts the battle of the locals against Moro raiders.

 

5044fc4bd22abff8ee9dc2454bc97cd5 The spectators were shocked by a loud blast from a    canyon as contingents from Sigabong ng mga Kanyon  ng Bago City of Negros Occidental emerged.
One of the best performances yesterday was that of  Tribu Tatusan from Caluya, Antique composed of  cheery 70 performers, 30 musicians, 30 props men  and 60 support staff. Unknown to many tourists,  Caluya harbors paradisiacal beaches.

 

Source: https://ph.news.yahoo.com

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