Aliwan Fiesta 2013 will celebrate another year of colorful cultural event with nineteen festivals from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on April 13, 2013 at the Star City Complex/ Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Pasay City.


The annual event will showcase different cultural festivals of the Philippines. Everyone can expect Cultural Street Dance Competition, Float Parade, and Reyna ng Aliwan (Queen of Aliwan) beauty pageant. Grand Champion will get 1,000,000 pesos.

Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City has won the most number of wins in the Cultural Street Dance category. It’s also the first festival received Aliwan Hall of Fame for winning five times (2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, and 2012)

Who will be this year winner?

19 festivals/contingents joining for Aliwan Fiesta 2013 are the following:

  1. Ang Tipulo Festival of Antipolo
  2. Bangus Festival of Dagupan, Pangasinan
  3. Fiesta de Torros of Nasugbu
  4. Lamad Basakanon of Cebu (Sinulog)
  5. Mahaguyog Festival of Batangas’ Ala-eh
  6. Mango Festival of Zambales
  7. Kabankalan’s Sinulog of Negros Occidental
  8. Kavungan Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato
  9. Panagbenga Festival of Baguio
  10. Pamulinawen Festival of Loaog, Ilocos Norte
  11. Pandang Gitab Festival of Oriental Mindoro
  12. Pasaka Festival of Tanauan, Leyte
  13. Pandang- Pandang Festival of Parang, Maguindanao
  14. Sagayan Festival of Buluan, Maguindanao
  15. Salakayan of Miag-ao of Iloilo (Kasadyaan)
  16. Tribu Panayonon of Iloilo (Dinagyang)
  17. Tuna Festival of General Santos
  18. Unod Festival of Castilla, Sorsogon
  19. Zamboanga Hermosa Festival

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