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Ati-Atihan Festival: Dance, Drumming, and Delight

This fusion between pagan rituals honoring ancestral spirits (ati) and Catholicism reflects how Filipino traditions have evolved over time due to colonization influences. Food plays an essential role in any Filipino celebration, and Ati-Atihan is no exception. Food stalls line the streets offering a wide array of local delicacies such as lechon (roasted pig), pancit (noodles), and bibingka (rice cake). Visitors can indulge in these mouthwatering treats while immersing themselves in the festive atmosphere. The economic impact of Ati-Atihan cannot be overlooked. The influx of tourists during this period boosts local businesses, from hotels to souvenir shops. It also provides...