Organizer gears up for 2018 Ati-atihan Festival

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News - Bermejo) (Karen

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan - The organizer of the annual Kalibo Atiatihan Festival said it is now gearing up for next year’s celebration.

Ati-atihan, an annual festival that attracts thousands of local and international tourists, is a week-long celebration every second week of January.

The more than 800year-old festival, dubbed as the "Mother of All Philippine Festivals” is organized yearly by the Kalibo Santo Niño Atiatihan Foundation, Inc. (KASAFI).

Albert Meñez, KASAFI chairman, said Wednesday that preparations for the festival are already underway.

He said Kalibo Atiatihan 2018 will officially open on October 20. Following the opening salvo, a series of events will also be scheduled for the celebration in January.

Meñez said the selection for Mutya it Kalibo Ati-atihan 2018, which is one of the highlights of the festival, is still open.

Next year’s festival will also highlight the search for Mr. Ati-atihan Festival King. Aside from the capital town of Kalibo, other towns in Aklan also have their own version of Ati-atihan, including Boracay.

Davide was not able to attend the Conference Workshop at Montebello Hotel due to health concerns.

“It is important that you remain well-informed with the latest planning developments for you to better formulate, update and synchronize your local

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