Feasts and Festivals: Aklan Province Islands Philippines
Ati-Atihan - (every 3rd weekend of January), Kalibo, Aklan. A celebration
in honor of the Sto. Niño. Marked by a frenzied merriment
on the streets. Revelers in colorful costumes and bodies painted
black and their faces made up grotesquely, dance uninhibitedly to
The Boracay Int'l Fun Board Cup - (January 29 - February
4), Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Malay, Aklan. The country's biggest
windsurfing event drawing participants from all over Asia.
Buling-Bulingan - (every 30th of April), Banga Aklan.
A celebration highlighting the ascension of Datu Manduyog as leader
of the Confederation of Madya-as and the establishment of his seat
of government in the 13th century in what is now known as Banga.
To travel is to take a journey into yourself. Danny Kaye
There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips, wells up in the travellers being. Patrick MacGill
As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.
Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.
More details at Common dishes
The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Repúblika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea.