Aliwan Fiesta is an annual gathering of Philippine festivals that promotes Filipino art, culture, heritage, and ingenuity for the world to see.
The annual 3-day Aliwan Fiesta which started on April 25 and ends on April 27 is organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the cities of Pasay and Manila.
The festival attracts thousands of spectators from different corners of Manila, nearby provinces, from all over the Philippines, and from abroad. Hence, it is dubbed as “The Philippines’ Grandest Festival of Champions” as it brings various Philippine festivals in one setting.
Now on its 16th year, Aliwan promises another vibrant and colorful festival
Prepare your bottled water, sunblock and camera as Good News Pilipinas shares this list of 4 reasons why everyone should experience this year’s Aliwan Fiesta.
2. REYNA NG ALIWAN PAGEANT
Beauty pageants have been part of Filipino culture and are a staple spectacle in every Filipino fiesta – so it is the same as the annual Aliwan Fiesta.
Reyna ng Aliwan pageant has produced boasts of an alumni line up of world-class Filipino beauty queen title holders such as Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 and Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla, Reyna ng Aliwan 2017 Second Runner Up and Miss International 2018 First Runner Up Ahtisa Manalo, and Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Akeel.
This year, 24 young lovely ladies representing different festivals from all over the Philippines will compete for the Festival Queen title or Reyna ng Aliwan 2019.
The announcement of winners and coronation will be held on April 27 in front of Aliw Theater at the CCP Complex where the pageant night was held the day before. The winner will take home P100,000 cash and a trophy, and a chance to be the country’s tourism ambassadress.
If you’re still skeptical to be there, watch this video highlight of Aliwan Fiesta last year:
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