Dinagsa: A Colorful Ati-Aithan Festival of Northern Negros
January is the month when we celebrate various festivals in honor of Sto. Niño: Sinulog of Cebu, Dinagyang of Iloilo and Ati-atihan of Aklan.
Another festival that is also being slowly recognized throughout the region is the Sinulog sa Kabankalan in southern Negros. And, if you are looking for another unique festival that pays tribute to the Santo Niño, a town in northern Negros is celebrating their Dinagsa Festival.
Cadiz City, is a second class city in Negros Occidental province, and home to Dinagsa Festival.
Cadiz is 65-kilometers north of the province’s capital, Bacolod City and is a premier center for agro-fishery resources of Negros Island due to its strategic location. Cadiz has a wide area of fertile agricultural land and is abundant in marine resources.
The Dinagsa Festival is now on its 43rd year with the theme: "Kinasadya kag kadalag-an Cadiz sa gihapon ginabugayan."
The festival began in 1972 and was first known as Cadiz City Ati-atihan Festival. It was only in 2002 that the festival was called “Dinagsa,” a name that is rightly Cadiznon.
Here’s the schedule of activities for 2017!
Viva Sto. Niño de Cadiz!