Introducing the Capital City of Aklan
Kalibo / Calivo

Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XarrN3dDjo

Kalibo is the capital of Aklan, located in the north-west of Panay. It is the main transportation hub for the resort island of Boracay. The municipality is known for the Ati-Atihan festival and for the semi-urban and multi-awarded mangrove forest, the Bakhawan Eco-Park. As of the 2015 census, it has a population of 80,605 people

Freedom Shrine

Freedom Shrine

A few blocks from Pastrana Park, Kalibo’s main public park, is a revered shrine dedicated to Aklanon freedom fighters. The most prominent figure in the Aklan Freedom Shrine belongs to General Francisco del Castillo, a close associate of Andres Bonifacio. This Aklanon Katipunero was tasked by Bonifacio to establish Katipunan in Panay Island.

St. John the Baptist Cathedral

St. John the Baptist Cathedral

The structure of St. John the Baptist Cathedral, also known as Kalibo Cathedral, was originally constructed in 1804 by the Augustinians after moving from its old location in Barrio Laguinbanwa in Numancia. Kalibo Cathedral is home to one of the two shrines in Aklan -- the Shrine of Santo Niño, which draws multitudes of pilgrims wanting to join the celebration of its feast every third Sunday of January.

Motag Living Museum

Motag Living Museum

The Motag Living Museum offers a fun, informative and interactive adventure for the whole family. See traditional farming methods in action; try your hand at ploughing, harrowing, planting, threshing, pounding and then cooking rice.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church

It's not just an ordinary parish church but a shrine, which means that the faithful from anywhere can make their pilgrimage here. It is one of the two diocesan shrines in Aklan the other one is the Shrine of Santo Niño at the Kalibo Cathedral.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalibo

Ati-Atihan Fiestival

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". Itas were the primary settlers in the islands according to history books. They too are the earliest settlers of Panay Island where the province of Aklan is situated.

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. It has inspired many other Philippine Festivals including the Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Dinagyang of Iloilo City, both adaptations of the Kalibo's Ati-Atihan Festival, and legally holds the title "The Mother of All Philippine Festivals" in spite of the other two festivals' claims of the same title. Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ati-Atihan_festival

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