Dinagyang season approaching

The Dinagyang season is coming.

The opening salvo of this year’s edition of the world-renowned Dinagyang Festival is set on January 11. It will start at 3 p.m.

This event, which is expected to gather a huge crowd, will take place at the new Freedom Grandstand on Muelle Loney Street facing the Iloilo River.

To give the public a sneak peak of the Dagyang Tribes Competition, the festival’s grand highlight, the eight competing tribes will perform during the opening salvo.

Major downtown streets will be closed to vehicles by 1 p.m.

The festival is celebrating its 51st anniversary this year with the tagline “Connecting Communities through Culture and Faith.”

The celebration anchors on the theme “Devotion to Señor Santo Niño: Well-spring of a Vibrant and Humble Service.”

The festival’s highlights are set on Jan. 25 to 27.IMT