Ati-atihan Coverage Pics


Kalibo, Aklan was in a festive frenzy as it celebrates the Ati-atihan in honor of its patron, Senor Santo Nino.  Everyone was having a great time dancing to the loud, lively beats of drums perpetually provided by 31 ati-atihan tribes and even more bands by various groups, businesses and organizations in Kalibo.  The Ati-atihan participants had much more than actual soot from pots and pans on them; they had on them amazingly vibrant costumes made from a bewildering array of native materials and even recyclable materials used in many creative ways.  And when costumes are involved, Xtian Mack can’t be far behind.  For several days, the festival was an excuse for people to go out in costumes; something Xtian Mack took full advantage of and has admitted it to be one of the most exhilarating experiences in his entire life.  And of course, all these great photographs are courtesy of ever-supportive tensai photographer Brymac.  Please click away at the pics and enjoy.


Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe:, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.