ILOILO CITY – I only experienced Dinagyang for the first time last year, and boy, was I amazed and proud to be married to an Ilonggo. That early on, I already knew this year’s festival promises to be even bigger, grander, and more fun, as it marks its 50th anniversary!
My husband and I were all set to participate in this year’s Dinagyang festivities, but a good friend of mine is getting married in Tacloban this weekend, and since she also attended our wedding here last month, we couldn’t miss her wedding for the world—not even for the 50th Dinagyang Festival. But if you happen to be in my new home city, hey, welcome to the party! Allow me to give you a preview of what’s in store for you.
Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo is a religious and cultural festival held on the fourth Sunday of January to honor the Santo Niño. It started in 1967 when a replica of the image of the Santo Niño was brought to the San Jose Parish in Iloilo from Cebu. Since then, the city has been hosting an annual celebration that includes a fluvial procession, street dancing, the Kasadyahan Cultural Parade, and the Dinagyang Ati Competition, which is highly entertaining and worth watching!
Dinagyang is always slated a week after the colorful Sinulog Festival in Cebu, and Globe will once again create a wonderful digital experience with parties, freebies, and upgrades! With all the celebrations happening this weekend, Globe promises to create a next-level digital experience for Dinagyang.
Customers who will attend the #GlobeDinagyang Fair at Atria from today, January 26, up to January 28 can play fun games and win exciting prizes. Visitors can join games like Mobile Legends, NBA, and Just Dance, or create a Spotify playlist. Those who visit all the booths will be given a chance to win a trip for two to any domestic AirAsia destination of their choice valued at P15,000!
During the fair, customers can upgrade to LTE SIM cards for free at the Festibus to experience faster internet connection during Dinagyang. Customers who apply for Globe At Home Go Unli No Lock-Up plans can get special freebies.
Tonight, January 26, Globe is co-producing Love Dance, a rockin’ party that will continue the festive spirit of the celebration. Globe, in partnership with Headrush, will bring in some of Manila’s best DJs including Mars Miranda, Carlo Atendido, Deltrastreet, and more for a night of music and dancing.
At select Globe Prepaid selling areas, customers who load at least P50 and register to GoSURF can get cool #GlobeDinagyang freebies. Throughout the month, visitors to Globe Stores across the city will have a chance to get special treats. Plus, every purchase of a Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi or subscription to any Globe At Home broadband plan entitles the customer to a free t-shirt and a chance to win a Samsung HD TV!
Globe is set to turn Dinagyang Festival into a fully immersive entertainment experience attendees won’t forget!
For more information about #GlobeDinagyang, visit the official Facebook event page, call the Globe hotline at 730-1010, or visit any Globe Store.