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Dinagyang Festival 2012 Schedule

Iloilo City is set to host the grandest Dinagyang Festival next year as Ilonggos anticipate a more colorful, exciting and extravagant celebration.

With this years theme "Beyond Awards, A Culture of Excellence," Dinagyang 2012 will be most significant, coinciding with the city’s Diamond Jubilee Year or 75th Charter Anniversary.

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival falls on the 4th Sunday of January, and this 2012 the schedule will be:

Pamukaw (Awakening of the City) – December 16, 2011
Opening Salvo (Official Festival Kick-Off) – January 13, 2012
Dinagyang Fluvial Procession – January 20,2012
Highlights (Ati / Streetdance Competition) – January 21 & 22, 2012

November 11, 2011
5:00 PM
Grand Launching Dinagyang 2012
SM City Iloilo
December 3, 2011, Saturday
5:00 PM
Dinagyang Kapamilya Dance Showdown Elimination
SM City Iloilo: Event Center
December 9, 2011, Friday
3:00 PM
Miss Dinagyang Launch
SM City Iloilo: Event Center
December 16, 2011, Friday
3:00 PM
Dinagyang PAMUKAW
Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand
December 23, 2011, Friday
3:00 PM
Miss Dinagyang  pre-pageant competition “Fantasy Make-up” 
Robinsons Place Iloilo
January 13, 2012, Friday
2:00 PM
Mass for Opening Salvo of Tribe Dancers
San Jose Parish Church

Dinagyang Newspaper Fashion Festival

3:00 PM
Judging Area
January 18, 2012, Wednesday
6:00 PM
Miss Dinagyang Coronation Ceremony
Central Philippine University Gym
 January 18-22, 2012
2nd Iloilo International Film Festival
 January 20, 2012, Friday
8:00 AM
Tambor, Trompa, Martsa, Musika.
Freedom Grandstand
3:00 PM
Fluvial Procession
January 21, 2012, Saturday
7:00:00 AM
Mass for Kasadyahan
8:00 A.M.
2012 KASADYAHAN Competition
1) Freedom Grandstand;

2) Provincial Capitol; 

3) Huervana-Luna      Street LaPaz;

4) Iloilo Sports Complex 
5:30 PM
Religious Sad-sad to Sr. Sto. NiƱo
San Jose Parish Church
January 22, 2012, Sunday
6:30 a.m
Concelebrated high mass for devotees, Tribes, Gov't. Officials.
Iloilo Sports Complex
8:00 A.M.
2012 Dinagyang Ati-ati Competition
1) Freedom Grandstand;

2) Provincial Capitol; 

3) Huervana-Luna  Street LaPaz;

4) Iloilo Sports Complex 
7:00 P.M.
Awarding Ceremonies

Dinagyang 2012 will have major changes in Judging Areas next year:
Judging Area #1 Freedom Grandstand - FIRST JUDGING AREA
Judging Area #2 Front of Iloilo Provincial Capitol
Judging Area #3 La Paz Rotunda
Judging Area #4 Iloilo Sports Complex – FINAL JUDGING AREA

*An earlier version of this article stated that the first judging area is at the Iloilo Sports Complex. A resolution passed by the Dinagyang Festival Executive Board this month changed the arrangements. Another staging area, in front of St. Clement’s in La Paz is moved to La Paz Rotunda.


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