A weeklong festivity to celebrate Aklan’s separation from the province of Capiz. It features a Piña Fiber Festival, agro-trade fair participated in by the 17 municipalities of Aklan and a food festival.
Dubbed as the “Mother of all Philippine Festivals,” the Kalibo Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival is a time for Kalibonhons and Aklanons to reunite, make merry and at the same time glorify the Holy Child – Santo Niño. The festival is also a season for guests to experience an exhilarating celebration and witness local ingenuity as the Ati-atihan tribes flock the major streets of Kalibo in their creative and colorful costumes, dancing to the thunderous beat of the drums, and shouting with enthusiasm the chant “Viva kay Señor Santo Niño, Viva!”
Kalibo’s food outlets offer visitors specialties like homemade tocinos, longganizas, embutidos, and the like. Ideal for pasalubong, these delicacies bear the town’s identity when it comes to processed foods. Products like barquiron, barquillos, polvoron, ampaw or popped rice and confectioneries are also available. Bakhawan Eco-Park offers “tamilok” or wood worm.
Kalibo offers various handcrafted products made from indigenous materials topbilled by the piña cloth. Bags, wallets, fans, albums, stationeries, mats, jars, trays and other functional items made of piña, abaca, raffia, bariw and nito can be bought at several arts and crafts shops in Kalibo at reasonable prices.
Provides guests a chance to witness the painstaking process of transforming a native Pineapple leaf into an intricately woven piña cloth considered as Queen of the Philippine Fabrics.