YOLO #008: Aliwan Festival 2019 | Philippines

randomtravels @randomtravelsJune 2019 ยท 3 min read


Hello travellers!

Wow! How long has it been? I miss posting in this account. I hope ya'll are doing well, taking a lot of photos, collecting happy memories, and living your life to the fullest.

Today, I will be sharing to you some of my favorite images I took during the Aliwan Fiesta last April 2019. The first dance presentation was in Quirino Grandstand, then it was followed by street dancing going to Aliw Theater where the second presentation was held.

All photos were taken using an iPhone 8 Plus, and edited in Adobe Lightroom CC App.






This year's grand champion for street dancing was Pasaka Festival of the municipality of Tanauan, in the province of Leyte. They were also the grand champion of Kasadyaan Festival held last June 2018.

While Tribu Buraburon of the town of Burauen, also from Leyte, got the 2nd place, who also received the award for "Best Costume" and "Best Music". They were Aliwan Festival's grand champion last year.

The 3rd placer was the Hubon Guimarasnon of Manggahan Festival from the province of Guimaras.






For the Float design competition, Tacloban Through the Years of Tacloban City from the province of Leyte, still got the 1st place, making it their 3rd win for 3 consecutive year. 2nd placer was the IPI 60th year - Sinulog from the province of Cebu, and the 3rd place goes to Palabuni-bunyang from Parang, Maguindanao.





Reyna ng Aliwan 2019 goes to Nicole Borromeo who represented Sinulog Festival of the province of Cebu. 1st runner up is Aubrhie Cindyrelle Carpio of Singkaban Festival of Bulacan, while 2nd runner up is Leandra Gabrielle Batingan of Tanglawan Festival of the City of San Jose del Monte, also from the province of Bulacan.






It was an amazing experience to have witnessed one of my country's grandest festivals. This was the second time that I was able to attend the Aliwan Festival, and it was unique, fun and definitely something that I will always remember.

Though, I didn't get the chance to watch the performances of all the contingents, and I don't have that much photos because I was part of the medics of Tribu Buraburon, still all the beautiful moments, including all the challenges, will be treasured. I will always be happy to tell about the journey, which was both a fun and difficult, and that I was once part of this.

Aside from the lovely and very creative float, the talented dancers, the massive crowd, one thing that I admire the most is how people put so much effort, and work together, to represent their respective provinces well, thus creating a beautiful Aliwan Festival.

If you're planning to visit the Philippines, consider the different schedules of festival, so you could atleast witness one of them. I'm pretty sure you'll love this beautiful Filipino tradition.

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I have never heard of the Aliwan festival but I can sure tell that it is a cherished event. Those were some of the best parade floats I have ever seen. No kidding. They were so vibrant, intricate, and colorful. And iti looks like you got a really great day for it. The sky was so clear and blue. Your photos too were wonderful. It would be hard to pick a favorite among the more colorful ones. They were all so beautiful. So this one stands out for me for the great detail you achieved.


Thanks for sharing such a fabulous event with the steem community:)

This is how I imagine Philippines - colorful, painted and crazy :) Great photos! I wouldn't think that you made them with your Iphone.

I have never heard of this festival/celebration but it looks like it's a lot of fun. I'm surprised to see that there are not that many people. Or maybe you took your photos in a way that we can't see them :)

Thank you for sharing! It's been my pleasure to see the festival through your eyes :)

Beautiful arts and craft works. Love the many beautiful colours. So much colour in one place.

Oh wow everything in this post looks magical. I specifically like those big birds white whistish feathers -such fairy kind.

Is there any fee to this festival?

Amazing post and congrats on your curie :)

Great pictures. What a colorful parade. Such elaborate floats!
Do the winners get good prizes?
How's the environment during the celebrations (violence? accidents?)

I've never been to a festival like that but I've seen quite many in TV. I'm always amazed how colorful these can be and how much work is behind the scene, what we don't see, obviously. TV reports however sometimes speak about the amount of work and practice that is needed.
I love all the photos, these are so colorful and some are even funny. Nice blog.

Those floats that they built are really impressive and vibrant. The bright colors make them really pop out. Looks like you enjoyed your time there as who doesn't like a festival.