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Lamhitanay sa Cadiz: All roads lead to The City of Whales this weekend

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Ready for some good ol’ lamhitanay (smearing)?

Tumandoks (natives) and local and foreign tourists are expected to flock to Cadiz City this weekend to join the highlight of the 49th Dinagsa Festival in Cadiz City.

The burgeoning northern city has been the favorite destination at this time of the year because of its Dinagsa Festival with its pageants and events that pay tribute to the religious and nativist roots of the city.

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DNX file photo.
DNX file photo.

The Festival is primarily a tribute to Secor Sto. Niño or the Child Jesus. The official website of the Cadiz Local Government reveals that the Festival was originally called Ati-atihan, a reference to the indigenous settlers of the city.

To set it apart from the generic Ati-atihans in other areas though, organizers changed the name to Dinagsa, because at one point, a pod of whales swarmed the seaport of the city.

Expect the usual lamhitanay during the festival highlight as revellers take to the streets to join the festivities.

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.
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