Pintados Festival

The Pintados Festival made Leyte known for its unique culture. It is a cultural-religious celebration in Tacloban City based on the body-painting traditions of the ancient tattooed “pintados” warriors.  In 1986, the Pintados Foundation, Inc. was formed by the people of Tacloban to organized this festival in honor of Sr. Santo Niño. Years later, it was merged with the Kasadyaan Festival which is always held on June 30 (http://wikipedia.org). However, when Sangyaw Festival of Tacloban City was revived Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival is celebrated every 28th of June.

(Photo by: Chad Loreto)

(Photo by: Chad Loreto)

(Photo by: Chad Loreto)

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2 responses to “Pintados Festival

  1. Pingback: Pintados Festival (via tHe mAn in tHe CaVe) « xynahamante·

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