Saturday, April 25, 2009
a series of photos from the aliwan fiesta parade, please expect aliwan photos in the next few days, hopefully you dont get tired of seeing them, also sorry about the quality of the pictures, but still i want to share with you the colorful photos and the parade.
ALIWAN FIESTA is an annual event that gathers different cultural festivals of the Philippines in Star City Complex in Pasay City wherein contingents compete in dance parade and float competitions, as well as in a beauty pageant. Organized by Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) together with Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the cities of Manila and Pasay. Aliwan Fiesta, which began in 2003, aims to showcase the richness of different Filipino cultures and heritage not only to the people in Metro Manila but also to the rest of the world. The contingents, meanwhile, aim to promote their respective regions both economically and tourism-wise. It was originally organized as a visual extravaganza for the Christmas season, but it has since been held during the summer months of either April or May. Aliwan is a Tagalog word for "entertainment" or "amusement."
i'm just a bit disappointed that the parade started late and as what my fear was it was already evening and i know that i cant take good shots at night, and also the poor participants got soaked in the rain, but all in all it was fun and very colorful and it was my first time to attend the aliwan fiesta, and vowing that i will do so every year :) also, i wasnt able to finish or took pictures of all the participants because it was already late and it rained and i was worried about my nephew and niece whom i tagged along to watch the parade, but everything went well and they also enjoyed the show, chelsea didnt even want to go home :)