Two months from now, Iloilo will once again celebrate the highly anticipated Dinagyang Festival, a religious and cultural celebration held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis. Better clear up your schedule for the following dates and join in the fun, revelry, and merry making during the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010.

Schedule of Events/Activities during the 2010 Dinagyang Festival:

December 10-15, 2009NATIONAL LAUNCH Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010Tiendiesitas, Greenhills Shopping Center and Malll of Asia
December 18, 20092:00 P.M.PAMUKAW
Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010
Assembly Area: Promenade passing  Iznart, J.M. Basa to Freedom Grandstand
January 5, 20103:00 P.M.Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival  2010 Presentation of CandidatesSM City Iloilo,
Event Center
January 6, 20103:00 P.M.Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Fashion Show “Elegance by Alta Moda”Robinson’s Place Iloilo
January 7, 20104:00 P.M.Ms. Iloilko Dinagyang Festival 2010 Swimsuit CompetitionSM City Iloilo, Event Center
January 9, 2010Ms. Dinagyang Festival 2010 Talent CompetitionRobinson’s Place Iloilo
January 10, 20104:00 P.M.Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Headress & Casual  Wear CompetitionSM City Iloilo
January 11, 20104:00 P.M.Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2010 Newspaper Gown Competition & Talent ShowcaseSM City Iloilo
January 12, 20101:00 – 4:00 p.m.Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Pre-JudgingIloilo Grand Hotel
January 13-23, 2010Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Basketball Cup (tentative)University of San Agustin covered Gym
January 13-21, 2010MassesSan Jose Parish Church
5:30 P.M.Turning Over Ceremony for Incoming Hermano & Hermana MayorSan Jose Parish Church
January 13-14, 2010Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival  2010 Rehearsal
January 15, 20102:30 p.m.Mass for opening Salvo of Tribe DancersSan Jose Parish Church
Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010
Judging Area
January 16, 20108:00 AMAssembly of barangay children in front of churchSan Jose Parish Church
9:00 AMSanto Niño Mass for barangay chilrenSan Jose Parish Church
10:00 AM – 11:30 AMParlor Games and Snacks for ChilrenSan Jose Parish Church
7:00 P.M.MS. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Coronation NightColegio de San Jose Auditorium
January 17, 20108:00 AM- 12:00 NNMedical MissionSan Jose Parish Church
10:00 A.M.Dressing up Dagoy
Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010
SM City Iloilo, Event Center
January 18, 20109:00 A.M.Healing MassSan Jose Parish Church
January 18-19, 2010NightFinal Rehearsal, Dinagyang Ati Tribes 2010Dinagyang Parade Route
January 19, 2010 –10:00 AMHealing Mass inside San Jose Church & Lunch Date for the selected elders around the BarangaySan Jose Parish Church
January 20, 20107:00 a.m.Arrival of Pilgrim Image of Señor Santo Niño from Cebu City @ Iloilo Port Terminal & procession to San Jose Parish ChurchIloilo Port Terminal
4:00 P.M.Coronation of Queen Juana 2010 & Dinagyang Niño 2010San Jose Parish Church
NightFinal Rehearsal, Kasadyahan 2010Dinagyang Parade Route
January 21-24, 20102:00 P.M.-12 MNIloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Food FestivalDelgado St., Iloilo City
January 22, 20108:00 a.m.TAMBOR TRUMPA MARTSA MUSIKAFreedom Grandstand
10:00 A.M.GMA 7- Debate Grand FinalsSM City Iloilo, Event Center
1:00 p.m.Fluvial Processionfrom Fort San Pedro Drive Inn to disembark in front of Customs House and followed by Solemn Procession to San Jose Church
5:30 P.M.Santo Niño mass in English to be followed by blessings of children, pregnant mothers Santo Niño imagesSan Jose Parish Church
7:00 P.M.Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Luces in the Sky SM City Iloilo
January 22-23, 20102nd Iloilo Dinagyang 2010 Ago-group swimfestIloilo Sports Complex
January 23, 20107:00 A.M.Mass for KasadyahanSan Jose Parish Churh
8:00 A.M.KASADYAHAN CompetitionFreedom Grandstand and other stages
Sonsors Mardi GrasFreedom Grandstand & other stages
6:00 P.M.ABS-CBN, Kapamilya NightSM City
7:00 PMLuces in the Sky
7:00 PMReligious Sad-sad to Sr. Sto. NiñoSan Jose Parish Church
January 24, 20106:30 a.mConcelebrated high mass for devotees, Tribes, Gov’t. Officials, LOMAS in attendanceSan Jose Parish Church
8:00 A.M.Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 CONTESTFreedom Grandstand and other stages
5:00 P.M.Salvo of A Thousand DrumsIloilo Sports Complex
7:00 P.M.Closing & Awarding with PAGCOR’s Wanders & Fireworks Iloilo Dinagyang Awarding CeremoniesIloilo Sports Complex
7:30 PMFraternal Agape (Dependiong on the Decision of the Hermanos
January 25, 20105:30 P.M.Thanksgiving Mass with all members of 2010 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Working CommitteesSan Jose Parish Church

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