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:

  1. Salakayan – Miagao, Iloilo
  2. Hubon Saranggola sa Manggahan sa Guimaras
  3. Hubon Binagtong sa Manggahan sa Guimaras
  4. Tribu Hugyaw – St. Therese MTC Colleges
  5. Olalong – Cabalum Western College

Seven groups have also signified their intention to join but are yet to submit their official entry forms.

source: www.dinagyangsailoilo.com