Makato Sr. Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Festival

Historically, the Ati-atihan Festival of Makato started prior to the coming of the Spaniards sow the seeds of Christianity into this land.

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For the duration of the celebration, a huge count of Catholic devotees from everywhere in the country and the world is beckoned to come and join in the uplifting festivity and spiritual avidity of gratefulness to Sto. Niño. The image of the Holy Child Jesus is brought out of the church and is carried around the town. The image is escorted by street dancers who perform to the beat of drums and other instruments. The dancers are dressed in eye-catching costumes of striking colors. It is celebrated every 3rd Friday of January and throughout that day, there are several masses carried out that people can attend. The church also conducts baptisms during the celebration.