The Kasadyahan is a cultural dance parade and contest held on a Saturday before the Ati competition of the Dinagyang Festival. It is participated in by the municipalities and local government units and schools in Western Visayas. It has become a major cultural event that has a soul of its own, completely distinct from that of Ati-based performances. It focuses on celebrating the goodness of the Creator for the bounties given the Western Visayans through a grand dancing parade filled with color and grace.
Since its inception, Kasadyahan has captured the attention of local and foreign countries alike as well as the media, thereby making Iloilo a popular destination on the month of January. This year’s emphasis is on the theme of each tribe presentation through dance drama. It is a search for best dance interpretation of festivals of each competing group that shows exceptional qualities in dancing skills and dance themes.
As of 23 November 2013:
2013 Kasadyahan Festival Regional Cultural Competition confirmed participants:
- Salakayan – Miagao, Iloilo
- Hubon Saranggola sa Manggahan sa Guimaras
- Hubon Binagtong sa Manggahan sa Guimaras
- Tribu Hugyaw – St. Therese MTC Colleges
- Olalong – Cabalum Western College
Seven groups have also signified their intention to join but are yet to submit their official entry forms.