Dinagyang 2007:

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Last weekend I went to Iloilo City to join the Ilonggos in celebrating one of the most exciting festival in the Philippines, the "2007 Dinagyang Festival". It was my first time to witness the festival and it was a great and awesome experience. I got overwhelmed by the large crowed who joined the festival. Alot of tourist flocked the streets, from foreigners to balik bayan and some visitors from neighboring island. Aside from that there were many artists, beauty queens and bands who were present during the said festivities.

Actually I arrived in Iloilo around 2 pm saturday, while the "kasadyahan" competition is still in progress so we had to use our feet to go to our destination and also in finding a place where we could stay. Well, it was a tiring experience but a funny one 'coz everyone looked harrased hehehe...

Anyways, the Dinagyang grand parade started around 7 am and ended around 2pm. There were twenty competing groups coming from all over Iloilo. They have 5 judging areas and each area have a competing group to start the competition simultaneously. The festivital was tiring, but I enjoyed it.

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