- Posted April 14, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Eye on the Philippines
Aliwan Festival 2012
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Aliwan Festival or Fiesta is an annual event and considered as the gatherings of different cultural festivals in the Philippines, from Luneta Grandstand in Manila, contingents compete in dance parade and float competitions. This event is being dubbed as "The Mother of All Fiestas" which began in 2003, it aims to showcase the different Filipino cultures and heritage not only to the people in Metro Manila but also to the rest of the world. The contingents, meanwhile, aim to promote their respective regions both economically and tourism-wise.