Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pope Francis expected to join Ati-Atihan Festival 2015

Posted September 17, 2014
Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

Pope Francis is expected to join the celebration of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival 2015.

He will visit to the country this coming January 15 to 19 2015 at the areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda including the province of Aklan.

On the other hand Reverend Father Ulysses Dalida, Administrator of the Diocese of Kalibo said that the schedule of Ati-Atihan Festival will be on January 9 to 18 to give way to the Pope's visit to the mother of all festivals in the country.

Recently the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (KASAFI) discussed the change in the schedule of the annual celebration of the Feast of Santo Niño, making the seven day celebration into ten days.

Meanwhile, devotees of Senior Santo Niño expressed joy for the expected visit of Pope Francis to the festival where it's their first time to see the Pope.

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