Leyteños became one in celebrating the Pintados Festival here in Leyte. Early in the morning delegates from all over Leyte flocked in Tacloban for the Pintados parade. Since 1986 this was celebrated here in Tacloban. Why do we celebrate the Pintados? What is it all about?
Pintados festival is a dance festival of painted dancers celebrating important events like exploits of war, nature worship in narrative dance movements depicting their own folk practices and beliefs. The custom of tattooing earned for the Leyteños the name of Pintados.
The parade did not took much time to paralyze the transportation and traffic of commuters. It is one of the problems posed during festival celebrations here.