Calendar of Activities for 2018

JAN 15 Festivals Float Parade
A parade of floats of beautifully adorned floats following
different tribes.
JAN 17 Kalibo Ati-atihan 2018 Sadsad
A yearly tradition to which employees of the Provincial
Government of Aklan joins the street dancing and
merrymaking in major streets of Kalibo.
JAN 18 Higante 2018 – “Pangabuhian it Ati”
Parade of Giants, as others call it, showcases different giant
characters built and decorated by different participating
municipalities lead through major streets of Kalibo towards
Pastrana Park.
JAN 19 Ati-atihan Night with the theme of Mardi Gras
This is an annual gathering of Balikbayans from different parts
of the world held in the ABL Sports Complex.
FEB
3rd Week
Madyaas Arts Festival
Aklan’s National Arts month celebration in partnership with
various public & private arts & cultural entities and
associations.
MAR 23 XIX Martyrs of Aklan
Celebration dedicated to the 19 Martyrs of Aklan who
consecrated their lives in the cause of freedom against the
colonizers.
APR 25 Aklan Day Celebration
An annual celebration commemorating the province’s
Founding anniversary when it formally declared Independence
from its mother province of Capiz in 1956.
APR 22-26 Aklan Piña and Fiber Festival
This festival is one of the highlights of Aklan Day celebration
with the aim of showcasing and promoting the major cottage
industries of the province like piña cloth and fiber weaving,
sinamay and raffia weaving, abaca slipper making, hat and
mat weaving, furniture making, pottery and ceramics.
SEP 19-23 Tourism Week Celebration
Various activities such as fun run, quiz bee, tourism exhibit,
and seminars in celebration of Tourism Month.
NOV 8 Goding Ramos Day
A local holiday observed in commemoration of the birth
anniversary of the “Father of Aklan,” Godofredo P. Ramos.

For more information please contact Aklan Provincial Tourism Office at 2688033/ 2624692.