Barbaza MPC Joins Ati-Atihan Festival

The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name Ati-Atihan means “to be like Atis” or “make believe Ati’s”. Aetas, known colloquially as Ati, were the primary settlers of the islands according to history books. They too are the earliest settlers of Panay Island where the province of Aklan is located. The festival consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade along the street. Christians and non-Christians observe this day with religious processions.


Barbaza Multi-Purpose Cooperative with branch located in Numancia, Aklan joined the Ati-atihan Festival with drums and dancing simply shows a continuing relationship with the Aklanons. This is also to showcase and making it known that the Coop is here to serve them and the programs and services being enjoyed by the people in other branches will be shared to the Aklanons.


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