|They look like warriors of centuries ago in a festive mood, in celebration of an occasion. They fill the streets of Kalibo, Aklan, they sound up the drums and it is only once a year. Yes, it is the Ati-atihan festival. Currently celebrated in honor of the Sto. Nino, the Ati-atihan festival is a very lively, colorful week long fiesta! The blackened dancers attract tourists from all over the world and when the festivities are done, they hit the beach on the white sands of a nearby island called Boracay for more parties.