The 1st Philippine Festival Costume Expo will be an additional attraction for the upcoming Dinagyang Festival 2015 in Iloilo City.
According to the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas, the Dinagyang Festival 2015 should not rest on its laurel but should continue introducing new features every year to attract more visitors.
Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 Candidate photo from Facebook page
“We welcome this component of Dinagyang 2015 because more festival visitors mean more visitors going to other places of interest in Iloilo City and province as well as other places in Western Visayas located outside Iloilo”, she said.
In the upcoming Philippine Festival Costume Expo, all major festivals of the country are invited to join the Costume Expo slated on January 22 to 25, 2015, and showcase their important cultural facets – the costumes and accessories that represent the colors and character of their festival.
The activity will highlight the cultural significance of fashion and fabric that define people’s attire and the history of the place through the clothes worn by locals.
The Philippine Festival Costume Expo also aims to emphasize the important role of artisans dedicated to costume designing in the making of the festival, among others. The event will include an exhibition and parade of festival costumes and accessories.
The 1st Philippine Festival Costume Expo is spearheaded by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. and the City Tourism and Development Office, in partnership with DOT-6, Iloilo Tourism Officers Association (ITOA) and Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP). (Source: PIA)