Join a fiesta!

Nowhere parties like the Philippines! The country plays host to a range of 'fiestas', chief among which is the extremely vibrant Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo. Merry mayhem breaks loose in Iloilo City during this weekend, when Ilonggos leave everything behind to join in the fiesta of the year. All inhibitions are dropped and everyday clothes are exchanged for "Ati" warrior costumes and black body paint. Shields and "weapons" are held amidst the pounding rhythm of drums as they go ‘boom boom'. If you happen to be in the Philippines for this, or any other festival time, it is well worth dropping in!

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