When we went to the church to run an errand with Kaleidosflora, it was obvious that people had been going at it for days and days already. To call it a mere fiesta or festival is an injustice. I had never seen or experienced anything like Ati-atihan. It was a multi-day, drink-until-you-drop, non-stop street-dancing party with RELIGIOUS significance. The revelers would only pause to eat, literally.
|The Ati-atihan is a religious event held every January to honor the Santo Niño-- the Infant Jesus.|
|The cathedral of St. John the Baptist all lit up by colored spotlights. Hokey, but fun.|