Hala Bira Kalibo! With this year's theme: "Celebrate the religious faith... the devotion to the Señor Sto. Niño de Kalibo. Let's celebrate Ati-atihan at Kalibo, Aklan.
Here's a list of activities and schedule.
9-DAY NOVENA: January 11 to 20, 2013
4:00pm at Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist
Faithful pay homage to the Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo for a nine-day devotional novena in the Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist, marking the start of the religious celebration of the glorious Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan festival.
PAEAPAK: January 11 to 20, 2013
In front of Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist
A unique age-old Christian tradition where a Catholic priest or a lay minister rubs all parts of a devotee's body with the image of the miraculous Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo. It attracts devotees from all faiths worldwide for it is believed to heal both body and soul.
MUTYA AG LAKAN IT KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN 2013 GRAND PAGEANT FINALE AND CORONATION NIGHT
January 11, 2013
7:00pm at ABL Sports and Cultural Center
Eagerly awaited grand finale where equally young and talented finalists in the running to be crowned the Mutya ag Lakan it Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2013. A mix of beauty and brains, twenty-four aspirants will fulfill their dreams in an evening of glamour and star-studded coronation night.
AKLAN FESTIVALS PARADE: January 14, 2013
1:00pm at the Major Streets of Kalibo
A celebration of the diverse, fascinating and captivating Aklan's ‘One Town, One Festival' in a street parade of contingent, making this event exciting, where it showcases the different colors and cultures of the 17 towns of Aklan.
KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN TRADE FAIR: January 14-20, 2013
8:00am to 10:00pm at Kalibo Pastrana Park
Shop for premium quality Aklanon products made from world-class woven piña and other fiber-based crafts such as abaca, raffia and nito. Marvel at the exhibit showcase of the finest clay materials handcrafted by local artisans, delicacies and ornamental plants.
AKLANON VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT: January 14 to 20, 2013
8:00am to 5:00pm at Museo it Akean
An exhibit by established and upcoming Aklanon artists featuring over a hundred art works depicting the cultural and historical richness of the province of Aklan.
KALIBO ATI-ATIHAN STREET BAZAAR: January 14 to 22, 2013
8:00am to 11:00pm at Veterans Avenue
A day-and-night street bazaar with a wide array of products by local entrepreneurs for sale at affordable and bargain prices.
KAEAN-AN SA PLAZA: January 14 to 20, 2013
4:00pm to 1:00am at Kalibo Pastrana Park (Basketball Court)
A weeklong food event that offers a sumptuous array of fast foods and culinary specialties of local restaurants and hotels with acoustic bands for music lovers.
HALA BIRA ATI-ATIHAN NIGHTS: January 14 to 20, 2013
4:00pm to 1:00am at Kalibo Magsaysay Park
A never-ending excitement of snake-dancing, revelry of foods and drinks with nightly concerts by national and local bands.
PAGDAYAW KAY SENOR STO. NINO: January 15, 2013
1:00pm at Major Streets of Kalibo
Students and teachers from Aklan State University keep the spirit of Ati-Atihan in street dancing parade
SADSAD PANAAD: January 16 to 17, 2013
8:00am at the Major Streets of Kalibo
‘Sinaot sa Calle' of the students and teachers of Department of Education with their faces and bodies covered in soot and accompanied by the festive beating of the Ati-Atihan drums.
AKLAN HIGANTE CONTEST: January 17, 2013
1:00pm at the Major Streets of Kalibo-Kalibo Pastrana Park
A parade of Higantes and individuals dressed in giant ecological tourism-themed images. Through the years, the most beautiful and impressive Higantes designed by the municipalities of Aklan, make their way in the Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival.
SADSAD PAGPASAEAMAT KAY SR. STO. NINO: January 18, 2013
At the Major Streets of Kalibo
The true spirit of devotion to Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo by socio-civic groups, balikbayans, religious and people from all walks of life.
DAWN PENITENTIAL PROCESSION: January 19, 2013
4:00am at the Major Streets of Kalibo-Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist
Praying of the rosary by devotees and pilgrims before the Ati-Atihan festival music rises into a crescendo.
TRIBAL, MODERN, BALIK-ATI AND INDIVIDUAL ATI-ATIHAN CONTEST: January 19, 2013
8:00am to 5:00pm at the Major Streets of Kalibo
Street dancing contest comes alive with tribe members dress up in their vibrant and colorful costumes, their bodies and faces painted with soot as they dance to the unique Ati-Atihan beat of the drums.
HORNADA: January 19, 2013
12:00nn in front of Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist
The rhythmic beating of the drums, loud and lively dancing of Ati-Atihan tribes to pay tribute to the Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo.
TRANSFER OF SANTO NINO IMAGE AND PILGRIMS' MASS: January 20, 2013
6:30am to 9:00am at the Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist grounds
"Musyon ga Santo Niño ag ga Ati-Ati Kita"
Concelebrated Pilgrims' Mass offering where devotees, guests and tourists flock in solidarity with Ati-Atihan tribes as they take part in the highest form of Catholic workship, the High Mass celebration.
RELIGIOUS PROCESSION AND DANCE: January 20, 2013
3:00pm to 9:00pm at the Major Streets of Kalibo-Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Baptist
"Pagsapoe, Pagpaeapak, Pagpangamuyo ag Pagpasaeamat kay Santo Niño, Pag Bendisyon ni Santo Niño, Paghatud kay Santo Niño"
Praise dancing of Ati-Atihan tribes and visitors for hours together with beautifully adorned Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo ‘caros' and devotees carrying Santo Niño image and bamboo torches.
PAGPADUNGOG: January 20, 2013
7:00pm at Kalibo Magsaysay Park
The finale and last hurrah of the weeklong Ati-Atihan festival. Winners of the Ati-Atihan contest give their ‘last' energy as they receive their prizes from Kasafi and the local government of Kalibo.