Ati-Atihan Festival

Cultural in Kalibo

Image by Felipe Larraz Five Hundred Pixels

This fantastic festival is the nation's biggest and best Mardi Gras, it most likely dates back to the days of the Borneo settlers. Described by its promoters as a mix of 'Catholic ritual, social activity, indigenous drama and tourist attraction', it's a weeklong street party raging from sunrise to sundown, peaking on the third Sunday of January.