Tagged as the “Festival of Festivals" or “Festival of Champions”, Aliwan Fiesta is an annual gathering of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines.
Today, April 26, 2014, I was lucky enough to witness this grandest gathering of the most colorful festivals of the country. The usual street of Pasay and Manila became vibrant and alive; this is indeed the hottest gathering of the festivals across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao!
This 3-day event, organized by Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), in partnership with the Cities of Manila and Pasay and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, happened this year from April 24-26, 2014.
The main event is the Grand Parade and street dancing competition from Quirino Grandstand passing through Roxas Boulevard, going to showdown area in front of Aliw Theater at the CCP Complex, Manila.
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LIST OF CONTINGENTS FOR ALIWAN 2014
- Adivay Festival of Benguet
- Bato Art Festival of Luna, Isabela
- Boling-Boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon
- Dawa Festival of Gonzaga, Cagayan
- Halamanan Festival of Guiguinto, Bulacan
- Kalilangan Festival of General Santos City
- Kalivungan Festival of Matalam, North Cotabato
- Meguyaya Festival of Upi, Maguindanao
- Panagbenga of Baguio City
- Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag, Ilocos Norte
- Pandang Gitab Festival of Oriental Mindoro
- Sagayan Festival of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao
- The Caragan Festival of Mabalacat, Pampanga
- T’nalak Festival of Sto. Niño, South Cotabato
The Lumad Basakanon of Sinulog Festival, elevated to the Hall of Fame for winning 3 consecutive Aliwan Fiesta championships, also joined in this year's street dancing.