Philippines’ event calendar is packed with festivals that make it one of the most elaborate cultural systems across the world. The Pintados Festival, celebrated each third week in the month of March, has grown over the years to be one of the most remarkable events. Held in the Province of Iloilo, it is an integral part of the local community.

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The artful performers will usually dress in traditional regalia. What stands out are the intricate, symmetrical tattoo designs on their bodies.  The tattoos are not only a form of art work, but also depicts the evolution of the province over the years. Tourists can take part in the Karosa Parada event or the Carabao Painting Contest where they can put artistic skills to test, or visit the food stalls.

Pintados Festival is an event that you cannot afford to miss. There is no better way to enjoy a cultural experience in the Philippines!

-Courtesy Philippines Tourism