Aliwan Festival

The Philippines is famous for its Fiestas or festivals commemorating a particular place’s patron saint. The Aliwan Festival is dubbed ‘the mother of all fiestas’ and rightly so. With more than fifteen representatives from each corner of the country all vying for the right to be called the best, well at least for that year anyway. With colourful floats, intricate costumes and elaborate dances, there will be no lack of interesting subjects to photograph. The event offers a

The Philippines is famous for its Fiestas or festivals commemorating a particular place’s patron saint. The Aliwan Festival is dubbed ‘the mother of all fiestas’ and rightly so. With more than fifteen representatives from each corner of the country all vying for the right to be called the best, well at least for that year anyway. With colourful floats, intricate costumes and elaborate dances, there will be no lack of interesting subjects to photograph. The event offers a
quick look at the vast cultural mix the Philippines has to offer. This festival takes place every first quarter of the year at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. TO get there just take a Jeep or a Bus that goes to Luneta then walk a bit.

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written by cruzron on 2008-04-27 #places #culture #festival #fiesta #location

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