Anything goes as Ati-Atihan tribes will take part in "SangKalibong Tamboe and Mutya Float Parade" to kick off the weeklong Sadsad Ati-Atihan celebration.
On January 11, drummers and street dancers will engage thousands of spectators and visitors with the sound and revelry of a thousand drums in unique Kalibo Ati-Atihan drumbeats. The event is inspired by the original, age-old tradition of dancing in the streets which is purely a celebration of people in honor of Senor Sto. Nino.
The traditional street dancing will wind their way from Mabini Street through the streets to Kalibo Pastrana Park at around 1:30 p.m.
Motorists are advised to take alternative routes to give way to street dancing on Monday starting at 12 noon. Road closures at Crossing Rotanda Sarok to Desposorio Maagma, Sr. Street and Mabini Streeet will be implemented by the police.
Participating groups are Black Beauty Boys, Kabog, Maharlika, Tribu Bukid Tigayon, Was-ag, Castillan Group, Bae-ot Bae-ot, Pilgrimage, Eanasnon Tribe, Lezo Tribe, Bunggos Group, Pirates, Malipayong Ati, Lilo-anong Ati, Tribu Alibang-bang. C-nimuron, Road Side, Piktaw-Piktaw, D'Emagine, Anino Group, D'Kamanggahan Tribe, Tribu Ninolitos, Aeang-Aeang, Eleven 0'5, Pangawasan Tribe, Tribu Ilayanhon, Apo ni Inday, Kinantuing Group, Akatse, Pagmukeat, Dos Mil Dose, Remember the Family and Vikings.
Floats joining the parade are Infant Jesus Academy, San Miguel Brewery, Inc., Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines, Globe Telecom, AirAsia, Holy Child Kindergarten and Nursery School, Saint Gabriel English School, Aklan State University, Aklan Polytechnic College, STI College of Kalibo, Saint Gabriel College, Panay Health Care Multi-purpose Cooperative Hospital, Provincial Government of Aklan and the Municipality of Kalibo.
“SangKalibong Tamboe’ is jointly by Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi), the municipal government of Kalibo and the provincial government of Aklan.
Source: Boracay Informer