Ati-Atihan Festival – 800 Years Onwards

Posted on January 18, 2012

Ati-Atihan traces its roots to the early 13th century when the Ati people sold land to Malay settlers  One of the oldest celebrations in the Philippines – a country known for its many colorful festivals throughout the year – the Ati-Atihan traces its roots to as far back as 1212 AD, when it is believed that ten Malay datus (chieftains) from Borneo, escaping the oppressive rule of Datu Makatunaw, arrived aboard balangays (sail boats) near the present-day town of SanRead More

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Welcome to my website! I’m travel writer, photographer and online influencer Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap from the Philippines. Join me as I hike, dive, fly, eat and do pretty much anything in between across 7,641 islands and beyond. Need to reach me? Please write me an email.