THE Iloilo Provincial Capitol (IPC) will hold its own version of Dinagyang 2020 dubbed as "Dagyang sa Kapitolyo" starting on Monday, January 20, until Sunday, January 26, at the Iloilo IPC compound.
Visitors will be treated to a fun-filled art, music, food, and culture.
A trade fair exhibit featuring local products will be held at the walkway of the old capitol building, the Casa Real de Iloilo. In the evening, there will be an opening of the Dinagyang lights at the Capitol lobby.
On January 23, local guests can visit the coffee shops and bars inside the Casa Real while listening to local bands.
Sketching and body painting services will be offered at the lobby, with local tattoo artists showing their skills in the art of skin painting. Paintings by local artists may be viewed at the Grand Ballroom.
Merrymaking activities will be held at the Capitol Grounds. There will be a Zumba activity in the afternoon and a performance from Capitol employees who participated in the “Dance of the Decade” contest last Christmas. The street dancing or "sad-sad" activity will start at 7 p.m. at the Capitol grounds.
Provincial Administrator Suzette Mamon stressed that gate entrance is free.
“Dagyang sa Kapitolyo is open for everybody. We see to it that if they visit the Capitol, there are activities prepared for them,” she said.
The Dinagyang 2020 themed “Perfect Vision: Celebrating the Ilonggo Spirit in Honor of Senior Santo Niño.” Its highlight is on Sunday, January 26, the Dinagyang Tribe Competition.