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Kalibo Santo Niño Ati-Atihan festival, a festival like no other.

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A festival like no other, the event is Akeanon’s version of the Mardi Gras which has both historical and religious origins. It’s simply one of the most-awaited parts of the year for every Akeanon from all over the world, a time to reunite, celebrate, and at the same time glorify the Child Jesus – Santo Nino.

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Photographer Dan Salas of Oyo Torong Street, Kalibo, Aklan took home this year’s top prize in the 2013 Kalibo Ati-Atihan photo contest sponsored by Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. and the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. Philippines Culture, Photo Contest, Mardi Gras, Sto Nino, Dream Catcher, Tourism, Dan, Foundation, Politics

Photographer Dan Salas of Oyo Torong Street, Kalibo, Aklan took home this year’s top prize in the 2013 Kalibo Ati-Atihan photo contest sponsored by Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. and the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi).

Devotees gather around to touch the image of Saint Nino during the procession in Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo Aklan.The oldest of all Philippine festivals, Ati-Atihan "make-believe Atis" honors the Saint Nino, and consists of tribal dancing, parades, with ethnic music all featuring indigenous costumes, and dates back to the 16th century.     AC Dimatatac Photography Orthodox Icons, Festival Party, Mardi Gras, Pinoy, 16th Century, Halloween, Holiday Decor, Festivals, Dates

Devotees gather around to touch the image of Saint Nino during the procession in Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo Aklan.The oldest of all Philippine festivals, Ati-Atihan "make-believe Atis" honors the Saint Nino, and consists of tribal dancing, parades, with ethnic music all featuring indigenous costumes, and dates back to the 16th century. AC Dimatatac Photography

The first runner-up went to Alan Kristopher ‘Blue’ Motus of Goding Ramos Street, Kalibo, Aklan with his photo “The Epiphany.we have come to pay Him homage. Epiphany, Photo Contest, Mardi Gras, Statue, Festivals, Street, Blue, Art, Saints

The first runner-up went to Alan Kristopher ‘Blue’ Motus of Goding Ramos Street, Kalibo, Aklan with his photo “The Epiphany..we have come to pay Him homage.”

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"Higante Festival" (Parade of Giants) on January 17