April Festivals In The Philippines

April Festivals In The Philipines – Summer Time here in the country is best spent when going to the beaches. But it's more fun when you get a chance to visit and experience of these Festivals  celebrated in the month of April.

1. Lami-Lamihan Festival

The Lami-Lamihan festival high spot the preservation of the yakan culture heritage, customs, traditions, past, and showcasing the exceptional and well known colorful Yakan cloth and cultural presentations.

Lami-Lamihan Festival

Witness the famed Yakan war dance (Tumahik) executed by the natives, an event reminiscent of a glorious past when differences were oftentimes established by personal combat; witness the graceful movements of the local beauties dancing to the energetic beat through the addition of the primeval aging, kulintangan, gabbang and kuliang; enjoy the sight of an yearly cultural games; hear the distinctive blend of poundings of different musical instruments played by the natives; watch the elegant Yakan dance ensemble; see the genuine Yakan wedding and see other interesting visual scenes.

Date Range: April (3rd week)
Location: Lamitan, Basilan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlights the preservation of the yakan culture heritage

2. Tanduyong Festival

The Tanduyong Festival is a once a year festival in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines. The individuals of San Jose offer appreciations to the blessed harvest of Tanduyong. The Tanduyong is a kind of an onion here in the Philippines. Because of the decent yield here in San Jose the city has been called the Onion Capital of the Philippines. Every year, the city revels in the festival throughout the month of April. During the festival the people filled the street and the dancer wear a colourful costume.

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Date Range: April (4th Sunday)
Location: San Jose, Nueva Ecija
Commemoration and Main Attraction: harvest celebration

3.Kamarikutan Pagdiwata Arts Festival

Kamarikutan Pagdiwata Arts Festival during the month, Puerto Princesa, Palawan celebrates the Kamarikutan Pagdiwata Arts Festival. Just before or after the Holy Week. This festival is all about the Arts. Exhibits of different art forms, media, studios, film showing and performances are the main events.

Kamarikutan Pagdiwata Arts Festival

Date Range: April (Full Moon)
Location: Puerto Princesa City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Art festival

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4. Camote Festival/Bb. Zambales

Camote Festival is a two-day celebration. On the first day, there is the cooking competition with camote as the main ingredient. And on the second day, there is the pageant for the Bb. Castillejos.

Camote Cooking contest

Date Range: April (movable)
Location: Castillejos, Zambales
Commemoration and Main Attraction: cooking competition of camote and search for Bb. Castillejos

5. Kinulob Festival

Kinulob Festival is celebrated once a year every month of April with no definite date. Kinulob is one technique of cooking a chicken. It is not as common as compared to other Filipino chicken recipe, though it is not about the attractiveness but the flavour and the taste that it offers. The simplicity of the cooking process in stark contrast with the smell and tastiness is the purpose why it is love by every Filipino, especially the people of Mabini, Batangas.

Kinulob Festival

Date Range: April(no definite date)
Location: Mabini, Batangas
Commemoration and Main Attraction: honour and to pay tribute to the city’s native chicken raisers

6. Itik Festival

Itik or Duck Festival of Victoria Laguna is done at once with the town’s founding anniversary every month of November. The festival is being held in order to celebrate how itik gave honour to the municipality.
One of the highlights of the occasion is the Itik Festival Street Dancing shared by students from public and private schools.

Itik Festival

There are also lots of delicacies out of itik that is presented during the festival.
In the other hand, since itik festivals have been presented in 2002, there are a lot of foreigners and students from the other town who toured to witness how itik have been raised and to see products out of itik.

Date Range: April(no definite date)
Location: Victoria, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Commemorate how itik gave honour to the municipality

7. Kadahoman Festival

Kadahoman came from the Bicolano term “dahom” meaning attractive or decent. This was first organized in 2005 by Mayor Asela Maria Valencia Florece to showcase the undiscovered town of Lagonoy and to boost its tourism and business potentials. The event will feature a myriad of activities such as trade, crafts and agricultural fairs. Home-grown merchandises made from native materials will be highlighted such as the nipa or “karagumoy’’ and “tiger-grass”. The materials needed in order to make a soft-broom. It has been noted that Lagonoy is the principal of “tigergrass” to the makers of the “walis tambo ” of Northern Luzon and other parts of Central Luzon. Date Range: Apr 1 to May 1.

Kadahoman Festival

Date Range: April
Location: Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: to promote the beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage of Lagonoy

8. Tugbong Festival

Tugbong Fiesta is a Pandananon way of coming together to showcase the best of its cultural legacy in all features of life from the elevation, length and breadth of its geographic location. Tugbong Festival is a means of endorsing Pandan’s finest. “Tugbong” is for a honourable cause – a sustainable development of Pandan, with the aspiration that while there is variety, Pandananons will have unity.

Tugbong Festival

Date Range: Apr 1 to Apr 25
Location: Pandan, Antique
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcase the best of its cultural heritage

9. Panag-Abuos Festival

Banna, a small municipality in Ilocos Norte, is deliberated as the home of weaver ants, locally known as abuos. These tiny beings would offspring eggs which are then made into exotic delicacies, especially those that are served throughout the municipality fiesta. Hence, the Panag-Abuos Festival is born, with the central theme focusing on the flexibility of the people and their trade, which is concentrated on the bountiful harvest of the abuos eggs. Here, the people contribute of these bizarre fares, which benefit their tourism aside from the famous Banna Zipline, the only one of its kind in this part of the region.

Panagabuos Festival

Date Range: Apr 1 to Apr 3
Location: Banna, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: bountiful harvest of the abuos eggs

10. Banana Festival

Banana Festival is held every April showcasing the harvest festival of different variety of banana found abundant in this town. Many food stalls, float parades and costumes made out of banana are displayed during this festival. Perception admitted Furthermore amended alluded rescind previous latter outburst.

Banana Festival

Date Range: Apr 1 to Apr 5
Location: La Castellana, Negros Occidental
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcasing the different variety of banana

11. Kesong Puti Festival

Kesong Puti Festival is being celebrated in Sta. Cruz, Laguna, in honor of the town's main delicacy, the Kesong Puti. It had been renowned on varying dates since it was first conducted ten years ago, but this year, it was celebrated on May 7-12. Festivities are not only celebrated for saints and heroes. In the town of Sta. Cruz, people honor and celebrate the food that is very important to them, the Kesong Puti. It is their pride and lifeblood, so the Kesong Puti Festival is just a fair tribute to this yummy white delicacy.

Date Range: Apr 1 to Apr 5
Location: Santa Cruz, LagunaCommemoration and Main Attraction:showcasing Kesong Puti and other products of the city
Commemoration and Main Attraction:showcasing Kesong Puti and other products of the city

12. Linggo ng Palaspas or Domingo de Ramos

It usually signifies the start of the Holy Week with the usual symbolic rendition of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, with the congregation carrying palm leaves to church so that it may be sanctified.
They would later on bring home the leaves and display them in their altars believing that it will help them in the petition for the forgiveness of sins and will bring benedictions from above, keeping ailments away and ward off evil. But ultimately, the leaves main purpose is to work as reminders of Christ’s passion and salvation of men.

Linggo ng Palaspas

Date Range: Apr 1
Location: Parañaque City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: bringing palm leaves to the church for blessing

13. Pandan Festival

The Pandan Festival represents the various products and items made of pandan produced by Luisiana. With the abundant pandan trees in Luisiana and with the talented and artistic weavers, unlimited type of products can be made.

Pandan Festival

Date Range: Apr 3
Location: Luisiana, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcases various products and items made of pandan produced by Luisiana

14. Summer Youth Festival

The workshops are in dance, music, theater, visual arts and new media. The Summer Youth Fest showcases the summer workshops and art lectures that are open to youth, sports clinics for various athletic.

Summer Youth Fest

Date Range: Apr 4 to Apr 25
Location: Zamboanga del Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: workshops during summer

15. Libod-sayaw Festival

Libod-Sayaw Festival “Libod” term defines as “to make the rounds” while “sayaw” is a common tongue word for “dance”. Libod-Sayaw talks about the street dancing all over the town center, an unique moving pageantry with choreography based on Philippine folk dances. The perfect attractiveness of the trivial Mantalip Reef is now the subject of the libod-sayaw, a mardi gras festivity during the feast of the town patron saint Vincent Ferrer.

Libod-Sayaw Festival

Date Range: Apr 4
Location: Bindoy, Negros Oriental
Commemoration and Main Attraction: street dance around the town

16. Sagrada Familia Fiesta

Sagrada Familia Fiesta a celebration for the sacred family.

Sagrada Familia Fiesta

Date Range: Apr 4
Location: Laak, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Celebration for the sacred family.

17. Lenten Festival of Herbal Preparation

Lenten Festival of Herbal Preparation is performed during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Herbalists from all over the Philippines gather to meet up in the town of San Antonio where medical potions are prepared utilizing ancient traditional methods.

Lenten Festival of Herbal Preparation

It is assumed by many that throughout the time between Good Friday and Easter there are many evil entities not of this world are roaming around. The medicines created on Black Saturday are said to not only possess restorative remedial powers but also are able to ward off evil spirits & sorcery.

Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6 (Easter Saturday)
Location: Siquijor, Siquijor
Commemoration and Main Attraction: herbal potions

18. Kanidugan Festival

Kanidugan Festival or popularly known as Coconut Festival is derived from a word “Nidog” or Niyog. It’s a yearly festival celebrated in April which is also the foundation day of Odiongan and to honor Saint Vincent Ferrer – the patron saint of Odiongan, Romblon.

Kanidugan Festival

Date Range: Apr 5
Location: Odiongan, Romblon
Commemoration and Main Attraction: in honor of Saint Vincent Ferrer

19. Senakulo

Two-days celebration. On the first day is the station of the cross and on the second day is the re-enactment of the life of Jesus.

Senakulo

Date Range: Apr 5 and Apr 7 Maundy Thursday & Black Saturday)
Location: Castillejos, Zambales
Commemoration and Main Attraction: re-enactment of the life of Jesus

20.Semana Santa at Iguig Calvary Hills

Held in observance of the passion and death of Jesus Christ thru the larger-than-life size concrete 14 Stations of the Cross spread on an 11-hectare rolling topography. Iguig town is about 16 kilometers from Tuguegarao.

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Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: Iguig, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: observance of the passion and death of Jesus Christ

23. Pasko sa Kasakit(Semana Santa sa Bantayan)

Pasko sa Kasakit fiesta of Cebu's Bantayan Island is celebrated in the observance of the Lenten season usually during Covenant Thursday and Good Friday. It is celebrated for the procession of life-size statues and icons of several saints as well as the passion of Jesus Christ that are carried in decorated and lighted carrozas or carriage. It is visited mostly by the families and friends of the residents, as well as the tourists to participate the scenic rites and the local fiesta celebration

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Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: Bantayan, Cebu
Commemoration and Main Attraction: elebrated in the observance of the Lenten season

24. Semana Santa sa Bikol

A week-long observance of Bicolanos exceptional religiosity and a pilgrimage to “Amang Hinulid” . Amang Hinulid, as popularly called by his believers and beneficiaries, is an image of the Lord Jesus in repose in his tomb. Thousands of pilgrims coming from far throw localities would flock in Barangay Sta. Salud in Calabanga town only to plant kiss to the image. To accomplish a promised “pagsongko”, one must apply himself into walking a twelve-kilometer road stretch, if he comes from Naga, in the late at night night of Maundy Thursday or in the early hours of Good Friday.

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Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: Calabanga, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: is an image of the Lord Jesus in repose in his tomb

25. Cenakulo (Cainta, Rizal)

Blood coming off, body whipping, cross nailing—these are usually the things that some of the devout Filipino Catholics do every Lenten season. These people, be it men and women, from all over the country carry out rituals and other forms of detriments to show repentance of their sins. Some go on a hunger strike; a few walk for a week barefooted reciting the rosary although out. It may seem unwise to outsiders but yet, believers of Jesus Christ go out of their way during the Holy Week to feel sorrow and to reflect. While other practices are too morbid for the typical person, Cainta, Rizal’s tradition is lighter and more informational related to the rest. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Senakulo!

senakulo

Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: Cainta, Rizal
Commemoration and Main Attraction: reenactment of the life, sufferings, and the death of Jesus Christ

26. Lenten Observance (San Pablo City)

An impressive array of centuries ancient religious images owned by Don Escudero. These images are borne by their silver carrozas as an manifestation of faith of the citizens of San Pablo.

Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: San Pablo City, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: impressive array of centuries old religious images

 

27. Katkat Sakripisyo sa 3003 Steps

A mountain climbing/trekking activity and through cruces participated in by the Catholic community of Zamboanga del Norte and the neighboring municipalities.

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Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: Dipolog City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: mountain climbing/trekking activity and via cruces

28. Pak'kaat Kal'lo

Pak-kaat Kal-lo Festival is held every 5th to 6th of April. It is an annual celebration of a plenteous harvest of Manobo Tribe in Magpet, Cotabato every Lenten Season.
Pak kaat Kallo is the annual feast of the Manobo tribal community of Magpet in celebration of a bountiful harvest. This is done during the Holy Week.

“Manobo” or “Manuvu” means “person” or “people”; it may also have existed originally “Mansuba” from man (person or people) and suba (river), hence meaning “river people.” A third origin is from “Banobo,” the name of a creek that presently flows to Pulangi River about 2 km below Cotabato City. A fourth is after “man” meaning “first, aboriginal” and “tuvu” meaning “grow, growth.” Manobo ” is the hispanized form.

Pak'kaat Kallo

Date Range: Apr 5 to Apr 6
Location: Magpet, Cotabato
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebration of a plenteous harvest of Manobo Tribe

29. Giwang-giwang

Giwang Giwang is a native word which means “to sway incessantly”. A sepulkro or a sepulcher is the center of the festivity and devotees and tourists like nab their way to the sepulcher to grab a hold of it in hope of blessings hence the swaying of the sepulcher. Also, the fiesta is also a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s funeral for the said festival is celebrated every Good Friday. Thousands upon thousands of persons throng to Binangonan Rizal to attend this very meaningful gathering every year.

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Date Range: Apr 6
Location: Binangonan, Rizal
Commemoration and Main Attraction: reenactment of Jesus Christ’s funeral

30. Angeles City Lenten Rites

The streets of Angeles City, in a small village called Lourdes North West (LNW), are kept busy during Good Friday when around five to ten penitents perform their annual vow of penitence by having themselves nailed to the cross in a makeshift ‘golgotha' near. The commemoration starts at about 1:00 in the afternoon under the sweltering heat of the noonday sun with the restoration of the arrest of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemani. Selected residents dressed as Roman centurions astride horses scour the distance and breadth of the neighborhood to clamp down on their ‘suspect'. When the arrest is perfected, the adaptation of Christ's passion and death is played through the streets up to the calvary where the actual crucifixion takings place before 3:00 in the afternoon.

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Date Range: Apr 6 (Good Friday)
Location: Angeles City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: reenactment of the arrest of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemani

31.Lang-ay Festival

A week-long agro-industrial tourism, trade, and cultural fair with tribal dances and songs in full regalia. Lang-ay is a local term which showcases the living tradition of the people of Mountain province to foster family solidarity, celebrate festivities, share happiness, hospitality, and nurture friendship – all with a toast of home brewed wine.

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Date Range: Apr 6 to Apr 8
Location: Bontoc, Mountain Province
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcases the living tradition of the people of Mountain province

32. Pamalandong ha Palo

The Pamalandong or meditation on Good Friday is the highlight of the Palo Lenten traditions. So grand the Pamalandong has become that several Palo roads have to be closed and traffic has to be rerouted.
Pamalandong is a re-enactment of the Lord´s Passion celebrated in Palo. It consists of religious rituals which start at 12 noon at the Lourdes Grotto at the grounds of the Palo Cathedral.
The Good Friday rites include “The seven Last Words” as explained by the best priests in the Archdiocese, during which, the Passion of Christ is re-enacted by participants in full regalia who underwent recollection to spiritually prepare them for the role they would be playing.

Date Range: 2nd week of April
Location: Palo, Leyte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: re-enactment of the Lord´s Passion

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33. Ang Hatol (the Way of the Cross)

Ang Hatol (the Way of the Cross) a stage presentation that emphasized the judgement of Jesus Christ.

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Date Range: Apr 6
Location: Cainta, Rizal
Commemoration and Main Attraction: A stage presentation that highlighted the judgement of Jesus Christ

34. Salubong (Angono, Rizal)

Black Saturday is emphasized by 3-hour presentation of “Vigilia na Muling Pagkabuhay” at the patio of the church. On Easter Sunday, an event is held of the reunion of the Risen Christ with Virgin Mary is reenacted. It is facilitated by young girl inside an reversed giant paper flower suspended the removal of the mourning veil from Mary’s head by a from bamboo trellis. The petals are automatically opened by giant toy birds to reveal the girl inside. It is then followed by a religious dancing of young ladies so-called “Kapitana” and “Tenyenta”, to the tune of “Bati”.

Date Range: Apr 7 to Apr 8
Location: Angono, Rizal
Commemoration and Main Attraction: a celebration is held of the reunion of the Risen Christ with Virgin Mary

35. Pagay-pagay Festival

A thanksgiving festival for a bountiful harvest in the Municipality highlighted by a parades, agri-industrial fair, beauty pageant, street dancing, and sports competitions.

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Date Range: Apr 7 to Apr 8
Location: Saguday, Quirino
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebration for a bountiful harvest

36. Allaw Ta Apo Sandawa

Every year, the different tribes of Mindanao meet in Kidapawan City to honor Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak. The mountain is well thought-out sacred ground due to its height.

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Date Range: Apr 7
Location: Kidapawan City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: in honor of Mt. Apo

37. Sugat Kabanhawan Festival

Sugat Kabanhawan Festival showcases the “SUGAT” in which the town is known for many years since. The celebration be made up of of a day of games and entertainment that highlights the endowment of Minglanilla in history, trade and arts.

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Date Range: Apr 8 or March (Holy Week)
Location: Minglanilla, Cebu
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Feast of resurrection

38. Sunduan ha Carigara

Sunduan ha Carigara the Holy Week is covered with a float parade and homecoming activities to high spot the rich history of Carigara, which was once the capital of Leyte.

Date Range: Apr 8
Location: Carigara, Leyte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: float parade

39. Salubong (Easter Vigil) and Pasko ng Pagkabuhay (Feast of the Resurrection)

The Easter festivity make known at dawn around five o’clock with a procession heralding the resurrection of Christ and his reunion with Mary. Even though the molded images of Mother and Son are placed side by side, a little girl dressed up like an angel substitute the Blessed Virgin’s black veil of grief and mourning with a white one as the Osana, a hymn of praise and adoration endemic to Parañaque, is sung.

salubong

Date Range: Apr 8
Location: Parañaque City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: procession heralding the resurrection of Christ and his reunion with Mary

40. Haladaya Festival

Haladaya Festival is righteousness to the patron saint of Daanbantayan, St. Rose of Lima. Before in 1834, Daanbantayan was so-called “Kandaya” a name after the leader of first malayan settlers, si “Datu Daya”. This is why people of Daanbantayan will rejoice the Haldaya Festival because after the word of “Haladaya” which means “Halad Kang Datu Daya!” They will suggest a dance and thanksgiving of Datu Daya for protecting the town from harassment and attacks from the Moro pirates and creating the Daanbantayan Cebu a progressive town.

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Date Range: Apr 8
Location: Daanbantayan, Cebu
Commemoration and Main Attraction: in honor to the patron saint of Daanbantayan, St. Rose of Lima

41. Sigpawan Festival

Sigpawan Festival was derived after sigpaw or the tool made of net and bamboo used for catching fish and harvesting fruits. This festival is anchored on the advertising of the agro-tourism industry of Lemery.

Date Range: Apr 8
Location: Lemery, Batangas
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcase the culture and natural resources of Lemery

 

42. Malangsi Fishtival

Bayambang, which is well-known for its fish products such as mudfish (dalag), catfish (pantat), and gurami, which are sourced out from the municipality’s Mangabul Lake will celebrates the “Malangsi Festival” on 1st week of April.

Date Range: Apr 8
Location: Bayambang, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: fish festival

 

43. Rodeo Masbateño

The Masbate Rodeo Festival (the once a year National Rodeo Competition) to see cowboys and cowgirls do what they do best

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Date Range: Apr 9 to Apr 14
Location: Masbate City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Rodeo Competition

44. Panaad sa Negros

The Panaad sa Negros Festival, also known as the Panaad Festival, is a festival held annually during the month of April in Bacolod City, the center of the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Panaad is the Hiligaynon word for “vow”. It was held in the Panaad Park and Stadium, which also houses the Panaad Sports Complex, and is contributed by the 13 cities and 19 towns of the area. For this reason, Negros Occidental dubs it the “mother” of exclusively its festivities. Panaad sa Negros Festival was held at Capitol Park and Lagoon in a three-day matter in 1993 that started April 30. The fiesta was held at the lagoon fronting the Provincial Capitol for the first four years. As the fiesta developed each year, it became necessary to locate a more spacious venue. In 1997, the festival was held at the retrieved area near where the BREDCO Port is located today.

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The first Panaad sa Negros Festival was held at Capitol Park and Lagoon in a three-day affair in 1993 that started April 30. The festival was held at the lagoon fronting the Provincial Capitol for the first four years. As the festival grew each year, it became necessary to locate a more spacious venue. In 1997, the festival was held at the reclaimed area near where the BREDCO Port is located today.

Date Range: Apr 9 to Apr 15 or (2nd or 3rd week)
Location: Bacolod City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: fusion of fiestas of 13 cities and 19 towns of the whole province of Negros Occidental

45. Turumba Festival

The largest religious activity contains of seven fiestas or lupi to commemorate the seven sorrows of Our Lady of Turumba, opening before the Holy Week and every nine days thereafter and ends in the month of June, celebrated with a dancing procession.

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Date Range: Apr 10, 16 18, 27,6
Location: Pakil, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: commemorate the seven sorrows of Our Lady of Turumba,

46. Pandan Festival

A 5-day festival culminating in April 3, to commemorate the Independence Day of Luisiana. The whole celebration turns around the Pandan plant and its by-products like bags, hats, mats and other novelty items.

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Date Range: Apr 11 to Apr 16
Location: Mapandan, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlights the sweets, origin and their uses in the collective memory of the people of Mapandan.

47. Aliwan Fiesta

Aliwan Fiesta attaches the power of Philippine festivals to showcase how religion, culture, and tradition are woven into the fiber of our existence. Traditional festivals, which are held annually to commemorate the foundation of a town or province, or honoring its patron saint, are conveyed together en masse to highlight the Pinoy’s indomitable and ebullient spirit, together with his appearance for creativity and innovation. With most major fiestas rooted in the pre-colonial period, there is understandably a fiesta sector that celebrates Nature’s bounty. Our Filipino forebears worshipped pagan gods who, to them, were liable for bountiful harvests on land and sea.

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Date Range: Apr 12 to Apr 14
Location: Pasay City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: performing of different festival of Nation

48. Bambang Town Fiesta: “Panggayjaya Festival”

The melting pot town of Bambang in Nueva Vizcaya serves not only as an emerging commercial destination of the province, with the proliferation of its agricultural produce and rice crops that are being supplied not only within the province but also in other parts of the country. And every April 13th to the 16th of each year is a red letter day for the people of Bambang as it celebrates its big day, also known as the Panggayjaya Festival. This feast brings people from all walks of life as they unite in celebrating the best that Bambang has to offer and as a way of giving thanks for a bountiful produce.

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Date Range: Apr 13 to Apr 16
Location: Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main Attraction: giving thanks for a bountiful produce

49. Bantayog Festival

The national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, sure has a lot of fiestas celebrated in his honor, and Camarines Norte surely has one remarkable Rizal fiestas of their own. The Bantayog festival, which will be celebrated on April 13 to 16, 2014, highpoints the First Rizal Monument located in the area. On its 10th year, the event includes street dancing and other celebrate activities for all of the people of Camarines Norte. Bantayog festival is also celebrated together with the foundation anniversary of the province. With a sense of patriotism, Bantayog festival surely celebrates the rich culture and finesse tradition of Camarines Norte.

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Date Range: Apr 13 to Apr 16
Location: Camarines Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrates the rich culture and finesse tradition of Camarines Norte

50. Ana Kalang Festival

Ana Kalang Festival is a 5-day festival every April in Nagcarlan, Laguna, across the foot of Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal. This fiesta commemorates the bountiful harvest of the town’s agro-industrial products which are plentiful in the place, coconuts, like rice, and lanzones.
The festival was named after the legendary tribe head Ana Kalang, which according to the myth was recognized for her tremendous wealth, kindness, piety and generosity.

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Date Range: Apr 13 to Apr 17
Location: Nagcarlan, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: commemorates the bountiful harvest of the town’s agro-industrial products

51. Earthfest Summer Festival

Kids and teens immerse themselves in dissimilar arts workshops. Interwoven to these workshops is the global call to take a stand for Mother Earth. Arts work for as a medium for the advocacy for the care, preservation and rehabilitation of the environment.

Date Range: Apr 13 to May 6
Location: Tagum City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: kids and teens workshop

52. Bancathon sa Magnaga

An yearly motorized banca race among fisherman of the region within waters of Magnaga offering huge cash

Date Range: Apr 13
Location: Pantukan, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main Attraction: banca race

 

53. Hugyaw sa Kadagatan

This is a colorful fluvial parade of floats made of bamboo rafts and dances on the rafts represented by the different barangays of Kauswagan. The Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival is the town’s thanksgiving to the Gods for a bountiful harvest of the sea.

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Date Range: Apr 14
Location: Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: thanksgiving to the Gods for a bountiful harvest of the sea.

54. Baybayon Festival

An once yearly activity held along the shore of Sto. Niño, Sagñay, Camarines Sur, the highlight of which include Beach Disco, Bikini Watch & Ballroom Danciug, Beer Plaza & Concert of the Bands, Beach Sports competition, Float Parade, Street Dancing Competition, among others.

Date Range: Apr 15 to Apr 17
Location: Sagñay, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: activity held along the shore of Sto. Niño, Sagña

 

55. Tampisaw Festival (Earth Day Celebration)

A 3-day annual festivity to honor the Earth Day Celebration which features fluvial parade, tree-planting and other environment educational activities

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Date Range: Apr 16 to Apr 18
Location: Concepcion, Iloilo
Commemoration and Main Attraction: commemorate the Earth Day Celebration.

56. Tungoh ad Hungduan

The once a year TUNGOH AD HUNGDUAN is a display of indigenous arts and crafts as well agricultural products hosted at the Municipal Ground. It is a three-day activity celebration every third week of April. Tungoh refers to the rest period in the traditional agricultural cycle, which is frequently after the planting season. Highlights of the festival includes the annual climb to Mount Napulawan, traditional parade, ethnic games, agro-industrial exhibits, demonstration of indigenous ethnic practices, rituals, songs and dances, and sports competitions.

hungduan

Date Range: Apr 16 tp Apr 19
Location: Hungduan, Ifugao
Commemoration and Main Attraction: display of indigenous arts and crafts

57. Garlic Festival

Garlic Festival coincides with their celebration in honor of their patron saint, St. Isidore de Farmer. Activities include Ecumenical Service, Agro-Industrial Fair, SK Night, NGO Night, Balikbayan Night, Municipal, SK Night, Street Pageantry, & Barangay Night.

garlic-festival

Date Range: Apr 16 tp Apr 20
Location: Pinili, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: thanksgiving to the Gods for a bountiful harvest of garlic

58. Ka-angkan

Ka-angkan is the Feastival of Clans being celebrated during the Cityhood Anniversary of Marikina. The feast is being celebrated as a tribute to the native citizens of the city since they were the ones who formed the community and shaped the city’s own culture and tradition.

angkan

Date Range: Apr 16 tp Apr 22
Location: Marikina City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrated as a tribute to the native residents of the city

59. Bangus Festival

The Bangus Fiesta is one of the country’s biggest and most colorful celebrations of local industry and culture. As Dagupan City is mainly known for its tasty bangus products, the annual affair has consistently drawn people from all over the Philippines to taste the native delicacy and to enjoy the many activities lined up for the whole festivity.

bangus

Date Range: Apr 17 to May 4
Location: Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrating the bountiful harvest of bangus

60. Tanduyong Festival

The Tanduyong Festival is a annual festival in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines. The people in San Jose give thanks to a plenty harvest of tanduyong. The tanduyong is a kind of a onion here in the Philippines. Because of a blameless harvest here in San Jose the city was been called the Onion Capital of the Pilippines. Every year the city celebrate the commemoration during the month of April. During the festival the people filled the street and the dancer wear a colorful costume.

tanduyong

Date Range:Apr 17
Location: San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrating the bountiful harvest of Onion

61. Binongey Festival

Anda Pangasinan is rich in marine funds such as shrimp, crab, octopus, sea weeds, and various fishes perfect for seafood lovers. It also has fruitful lands, where they can harvest rice, corn and “malagkit” sticky rice.

Anda is celebrating an annual festival called “Binungey Festival”. Binungey is a food made from the mixture of “malagkit” sticky rice, salt, coconut milk, and placed inside the bamboo and cooked in a low fire. It is the number one product of Andanian’s which they used to prepared and offered for the visitors during fiestas, and special occasions. Eventually, the festival of the town was known as the number one delicacy of the town “Binungey”.

binongey-festival-1

Date Range: Apr 17
Location: Anda, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: feauture the Binungey

62.Linubian Festival

Linubian Festival (native cassava and banana cake) held from April 17 to 19. Rosario holds an Agri Trade Fair, showcasing its harvests topped by street-dancing competitions.

linubian

Date Range: Apr 17 to Apr 19 (3rd week)
Location: Rosario, La Union
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcases harvests of the municipality

63. Pasa-pasa Festival

The fiesta showcases the town’s rich cultural heritage forever reminding its people of the significant contribution to the socio-economic enlargement of the province of Camarines Sur and the region, in general.

Date Range: Apr 18 to Apr 21
Location: Monreal, Masbate
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcases the town’s rich cultural heritage

 

64. Bugsayan Festival

Bugsayan Festival is dragon boat Race

bugsayan

Date Range: Apr 19
Location: Santa Fe, Romblon Tablas Island
Commemoration and Main Attraction: ragon boat Race

65. Cocowayan Festival

Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province, maybe one of the newest cities of the Philippines, but in recent years it has made headlines all over the country due to incidences of strife. These incidents never dampen the spirits of the people of Isabela City as they celebrate the Cocowayan Festival, which is the feast honoring the roots of the then municipality and celebrates what it is now as a city. Not only that, it pays homage to the coconut and bamboo industries, which serves as its fuel of income to its residents. People from its 45 baranagys converge for a display of merrymaking and gratitude for the blessings that they receive.

cocowayan festival

Date Range: Apr 20 to Apr 25
Location: Isabela, Basilan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: feast honoring the roots of the then municipality

66. Mango-bamboo Festival and Trade Fair

Mango-Bamboo Festival is a annual week-long celebration every April 20-27 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. It is made to indorse the major trade of the town which is bamboo furniture and products, and the best “carabao” mangoes you've ever tasted. These two products are plentiful in their place, which gives them a greater chance to compete in the world market. The main aim of the celebration is to strengthen the opportunity, improve the marketing, and increase earning competencies of mango growers and those engaged in the bamboo craft industry.Mango-Bamboo Festival is a yearly week-long festival every April 20-27 in San Carlos City, Pangasinan. It is made to promote the major trade of the town which is bamboo products and furniture , and the best “carabao” mangoes you've ever tasted. These two products are abundant in their place, which gives them a larger chance to compete in the world market. the main goal of the celebration is to strengthen the opportunity, improve the marketing, and increase earning capabilities of mango growers and those engaged in the bamboo craft industry.

mango

Date Range: Apr 20 to Apr 27
Location: San Carlos, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: promote the major trade of the town which is bamboo furniture and products

67. “La Laguna” Festival

Dubbed as the “Festival of Life”, the La Laguna Fiesta signifies Laguna Lake being the 3rd largest living lake in Asia and all the immeasurable lifetime opportunities it entails.
It was celebrated with a resounding success with the most contribution of the 26 thriving towns and 4 cities of the province.The week-long festivity of the La Laguna Fiesta was filled with more than 15 exciting various events and competitions. The events were designated to the dissimilar offices of the Provincial Government that resulted to a more organized and systematic implementation of the events.

lalaguna

Date Range: Apr 20 to Apr 29
Location: Santa Cruz, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrated with a resounding success with the most participation of the 26 thriving towns and 4 cities of the province.

68. Agoo Semana Santa

Agoo Semana Santa is a annual Lenten festival held in Agoo, La Union on April 21 to 22 in celebration of the Holy Week mostly in Good Friday as an expression of devoutness and traditional ceremony. This Semana Santa festival’s highlight is the parade wherein the religious fervor and faith was expressed by Agoo folks. A number of creatively designed, beautiful ‘carozas’ stayed lined up at the Plaza dela Virgen. This floats known as ‘carozas’ are to make the event packed with fun and excitement while recalling the rich culture and tradition of Agoo. This was a recognized conventional dating during the Spanish periods. A Penitential Procession of Women is also done and conducted where women are dressed in black in honor of the Mother of Christ.

agoo

Date Range: Apr 21 to Apr 22
Location: Agoo, La Union
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlight is the parade wherein the devotion and faith

69. Gotad ad Hingyo

Gotad ad Hingyo ethnic thanksgiving with cultural fair by Ifugaos in Hingyon.

gotad

Date Range: Apr 21 to Apr 24
Location: Hingyon, Ifugao
Commemoration and Main Attraction: thanksgiving of Hingyon

70.Sanduguan Festival

The city’s highest thoroughfares are closed to vehicles to give way to the dancing parade. Various groups of students from different levels re-enact the first exchange trade between the Mangyans, one of the country’s oldest tribes, and the Chinese, through dance interpretations. The contributors are garbed in eye-catching costumes made from materials found in their birth place like calamansi and bananas.
Florante Villarica, a local historian, started this festival aimed at reviving an age-old ancient history Mangyan tradition. He discovered that the first barter trade relations between the Mangyans, Mindoro¹s first inhabitants, and the Chinese began in 900 AD. It was the earliest record of trade in the history of China.
The Mangyans educated the Chinese native games, while the foreigners performed the lion dances and plays. The word sandugo, the origin word of Sanduguan, means brotherhood or friend in the Mangyan dialect.

Sanduguan-Festival

Date Range: Calapan, Mindoro Oriental
Location: Apr 21 to Apr 27
Commemoration and Main Attraction: reenacts the first contact between the natives of Mindoro and traders from China

71.Bangkarera

Bangkarera a boat-rowing race on the waters of scenic Pinacanauan River.

bangkarera

Date Range: Apr 21
Location: Peñablanca, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: boat-rowing race

72. Hinugyaw sa Hinigaran Festival

The Hinugyaw Festival is a weeklong festival that culminates with a grand parade and street-dancing performers dressed in vibrant costumes. It's a yearly thanksgiving festival that the people of Hinigaran hold every April 30.
“Hinugyaw” is a native term that means rejoicing or jubilation. Legend has it that a long-haired woman protected the town from an conquest of Moro pirates. The incursion was thwarted. The tales have it that the woman was no other than Saint Mary Magadalene. There was great celebration and rejoicing, thus, the term “hinugyaw.”

hinugyaw

Date Range: Apr 22 to Apr 26
Location: Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: objective is to safeguard the ecological beauty from destruction & renew the vows of the community to replenish the environment

73. Kangayedan Festival

Kangayedan Festival a formerly SANIKLDAD festival, objective is to safeguard the ecological beauty from destruction & renew the promises of the community to replenish the environment. Highlights are parade of cultural dances, trade & tourism fair, beauty contest, balikbayan night, water sports, coco food fest, sports fest, matinee shows, and goodwill games.

kangayedan

Date Range: Apr 22 to Apr 26
Location: Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: objective is to safeguard the ecological beauty from destruction & renew the vows of the community to replenish the environment

74.Subic ‘ay Festival

The Subic Ay! Festival was first led by the former Mayor Jeffrey Khonghun in year 2002. The reason for the festival is for the locals to enjoy an event in Subic without having to spend lots of money. Before the festival, there was the “Popularity Contest” where the locals are spending money to support a certain candidate. The crucial change of tradition that was planned by the Mayor together with the department heads of the local government was a success; ever since then, the festival was held until the present. The festival was even attended by tourists and some celebrities.

subic.ay

Date Range: Apr 22 to Apr 28
Location: Subic, Zambales
Commemoration and Main Attraction: attended by well know person

75. Pista sa Kinaiyahan

Pista sa Kinaiyahan a tree-planting activity done at the foot of Mt. Apo and clean-up program at the peak.

pista

Date Range: Apr 23 to Apr 26
Location: Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: activities such as coastal and mountain clean-up drives, tree planting and growing, fora and exhibit on the environment

76. Pinakbet Festival

Pinakbet is a dish full of different vegtable like eggplant, tomato, okra, string beans, etc. to know more about the dish, I suggest you go to sta Maria, ilocos sur where pinakbet festival is being held every April 23 each year. This festival consist of different activities like street dance festival ( where participants wear vegtable designed. Costumes which show their creativity) cooking competitions ( where each participant tries their best and cooks the best tasting pinakbet ever

pinakbet

Date Range: Apr 23
Location: Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Pinakbet

77. Pista'y Dayat

Pista’y Dayat Festival (Sea Fiesta) is a thanksgiving festival celebrated annually during the first two weeks of April. It celebrates the plentiful harvest of abundant fishes. It is now the grandest festivity in the province of Pangasinan. It features a mass offering in the lovely beach of Lingayen and a fluvial grand parade, including the nine well-known events such as Galicayo Festival of Manaoag, Pandan Festival of Mapandan, Sugpo Festival of Binmaley, Mango, Longganisa Festival of Alaminos, and Bamboo Festival of San Carlos City, Puto Festival of Calasiao, Binongey Festival of Anda, Sawali Festival of Labrador, and Pista'y Dayat.

dayat

Date Range: Apr 24 to May 1
Location: Lingayen,Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main Attraction:fishermen's harvest and thanksgiving festival

78.Sibit Sibit Festival

Sibit-Sibit festival which started as a barangay event of Barretto was revived in 2006 during the leadership of Mayor James Gordon, Jr. The word Sibit-Sibit was originated from the old chronicle of “Ulo ng Apo” which means the small paddle boat used for fishing. In the meantime Olongapo came to exist from being the ancient fishing village of the Philippines, this annual event is held in the City of Olongapo to show the rich and vibrant history of the city. During the fiestas before the festival is celebrated with a competition of fishermen using the banca for the Sibit-Sibit race. Now the traditional commemoration is changed to a colorful festival to bring together the past, present and likely the future of Olongapo.

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Date Range: Apr 24 to Apr 30
Location: Olongapo City
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrated with a competition of fishermen using the banca

79.Yagyag Festival

Yagyag Festival is the vernacular for producing, to lay eggs or spread, propagate and grow. The process refers in certain to the crabs and other marine creatures that gather throughout the months of October to December in Sapa, one of two springs found in Barangay Cangmating of Sibulan.

yag2

Date Range: Apr 24 to Apr 30
Location: Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Commemoration and Main Attraction: spawning, to lay eggs or spread or spread

80. Karosahan Festival

Karosahan Festival this is a proud tradition where beautiful maidens compete for attention with the gaily-decorated Karosas with their load of goodies.

karosahan

Date Range: Apr 24
Location: Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Commemoration and Main Attraction: beautiful maidens compete for attention with the gaily-decorated Karosas

81.Talabukon Festival

Talabukon Festival this is a religious celebration the municipality of Looc is known for, which is held during the 3rd week of April to honor St. Joseph and to commemorate a genie who was stated to once save the town folks. During the town festival, there will be a street-dancing contest that is participated by almost all the barangays. Through artistic choreography, presentation of dancing skills, props and colorful costumes, the replica of Talabukon and the field demonstration (re-enactment of the myth) are the classifications of the competition. When you join this festival, take note of the Barangay Punta (Tribu Pontana),Tribu Poblacion, and Tribu Cadag-cadag. These are the 3 tribes to watch, as they always dominate the festival.

talabukon

Date Range: Apr 25
Location: Looc, Romblon Tablas Island
Commemoration and Main Attraction: in honor St. Joseph and to celebrate a genie who was stated to once save the town folks

82. Sinabalu Festival

Sinabalu Festival celebrates the town fiesta of Rizal emphasizing the Malaweg ancestry and cooking of glutinous rice on bamboos; showcasing the culture in songs and dances.

Date Range: Apr 25 to Apr 26
Location: Rizal, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: showcasing the culture in songs and dances

 

83. The Sabutan Festival and Mini-trade Fair

The Sabutan Festival and Mini-trade Fair the exhibit of different products mainly from Sabutan.

Date Range: Apr 25 to Apr 29
Location: Mabitac, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main Attraction:Exhibit of different products mainly from Sabutan.

84. Imbayah Festtival

The Imbayah Festival, was held in late April, was emphasized by a vibrant parade and street dancing participated in by 19 barangays. Contributors donned their ethnic attire, showcasing the evolution of the Ifugao costume from the use of tree barks to the existing use of the cotton woven clothes.During the festival, rice wine from antique Chinese jars overflows and a banquet is organized for the mortals and the gods. The Ifugao elderly say that this celebration has been their way of thanksgiving and is a season of fun after a plentiful harvest.

imbayah

Date Range: Apr 25 to Apr 29
Location: Banaue, Ifugao
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlighted by a vibrant parade and street dancing participated

85. Baggak Summer Festival

Highlight of the festival is a mardi gras. Presented are kickboxing, field demo, bingo bonanza, beauty contest, musical extravaganzas and activities for senior citizens.
Baggak Summer Festival will be happening on April 25-30 highlighted with a Mardi Gra and several other events like kickboxing, field demo, bingo bonanza, the much awaited beauty contest, and several musical extravaganza.
Bauang, La Union will definitely come alive on these dates. Come one and come all as you join the 428th foundation anniversary for this 2014’s Baggak Summer Festival

baggak

Date Range: Apr 25 to Apr 30
Location: Bauang, La Union
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Highlight of the festival is a mardi gras

86. Panagat “Fish” Tival

Panagat “Fish” Tival this is a tribute to fishermen of Estancia. It is a celebration that calls for ultimate cooperation and soul of “Bayanihan” among their neighboring town.

Date Range: Apr 25
Location: Estancia, Iloilo
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Fish Festival

 

87. Bahag-hari Festival

Bahag-hari Festival according to an old story, the early settlers of this town came from Marinduque. While on this manner to Mindoro on their bancas, they encountered turbulent weather and lost their direction. They prayed to God Almighty for delivery and guidance, whereupon the weather cleared and a rainbow appeared on the horizon. The crew shouted “ipinamalay” meaning- it was ready known. They keep an eye on the direction of the rainbow and landed at what is now Brgy. Lumangbayan and well-known the first settlement which they named Pinamalayan. The rainbow became the historical landmark of the town. The annual Bahaghari Festival is a colorful commemoration of the importance of the rainbow in the history of the municipality of Pinamalayan. The festivity includes a traditional presentations, cultural activities, street dancing competition, religious, products and trade fair. Said activities showcase the values of the people, appreciation of their traditional heritage, the strength to face up to life’s challenges and unity and harmony as in the colors of the rainbow. Similar to the rainbow which rises to provide color in the sky after stream of rain, the Bahaghari Festival is a mirror image of the continuing effort of the persons of Pinamalayan that there is truly paradise at the end of the rainbow.

bahaghari

Date Range: Apr 25
Location: Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main Attraction: Rainbow Festival

88. Liliw Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival

Liliw Laguna is commemorating its week-long Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival every April 22 – 27 of each year. Every year, the tourist attractions of the festival are the parade of floats showcasing the agricultural and industrial products of Liliw which includes a variety of locally produced footwear.
There is also an annual street party, Mutya ng Liliw, Chorale competition, and the “Tsinelas on the Ramp”, a fashion show featuring great quality footwear that is proudly made in Liliw Laguna. At the second floor of the town’s Municipal Building, various paintings are also exhibited showcasing creative artworks from local talents.
tsinelas

Date Range: Apr 26 to May 1
Location: Liliw, Laguna
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlights of the festival are the parade of floats showcasing the agricultural and industrial products of Liliw

89. Kutsitsa Festival

Kutsitsa Festival is celebrated to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. The dance steps depict various stages of a harvest followed by steps depicting peace, love, and unity among people.

Date Range: Apr 26
Location: Molave, Zamboanga del Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrated to give thanks for a bountiful harvest

90.May Ilaoud Festival

May Ilaoud Festival a summer festival to commemorate the Foundation Anniversary and Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. Various colorful activities are highlighted to boost local tourism.

Date Range: Apr 27 to May 1
Location: Milaor, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main Attraction: commemorate the Foundation Anniversary and Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker

91. Binirayan Festival

Binirayan Festival is a month-long festival of Antique Province every month of December. The festival celebrates Antique’s rich history and tradition. It also honors the Antiqueños roots which are the Malays and Atis. Malandog, Hamtic, Antique is the first Malayan clearance and the beginning of the Malayan civilization in the country. The Province of Antique yearly remembers its history through the Binirayan Festival.

biniyaran

Date Range: Apr 27 to Apr 29
Location: San Jose de Buenavista and Hamtic, Antique
Commemoration and Main Attraction: celebrates Antique’s rich history and tradition

92. Saknungan Festival

The festival commences with the yearly celebration of the blessings of the province. Saknungan, a Mangyan word is literally intended bayanihan, the spirit of cooperation and unity at work, which is practiced by the people of Mindoro in their everyday activities, particularly during the planting and harvesting season of the palay, the major agricultural product of Occidental Mindoro.

saknungan

Date Range: Apr 27 to Apr 30
Location: San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main Attraction: commences with the annual celebration of the blessings of the province

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93. Dikit Festival

Dikit Festival sticky- a word or term which people used to describe two things that are put together or attached to one another. sticky- a substance that can make our lives easier or harder depends on the situation. there are many forms of sticky substance,glue and paste are some form of sticky substance that are used on things. there's also a a kind of sticky substance that is used in food, it is known as glutineous rice. our country has many different rice snacks that are made from glutineous riceand if you want to learn more about it then go to where dikit festival is held

Date Range: Apr 28 to Apr 30
Location: Aurora, Isabela
Commemoration and Main Attraction:

94. Butanding Festival

Butanding Festival this April, Donsol town in Sorsogon holds an annual festival that ushers in the butanding (whale shark) season.
Similar to most festivals in the country, a street parade highlights the festivities. The main attractions, however, are eco-trips into the sea prepared by trained tour operators and guide for visitors who wish to see the butanding.
Despite their awesome name, whale sharks pose no harm to humans, though they sometimes measure more than 10 meters and weigh above a ton.
The sea near the shores of Pilar, Donsol and Magallanes towns in Sorsogon and Pioduran in Albay is well thought-out a “freeway” and migratory park for butanding.
Although the whale shark watching season starts on April to December, a dozen of whale sharks can be seen in coastal villages in several towns straddling the Sorsogon Bay all year round, say local fishermen.

butanding

Date Range: Apr 28 to May 5
Location: Donsol, Sorsogon
Commemoration and Main Attraction: viewing of butanding

95.Indak Padurukan Festival

Indak Padurukan Festival incorporating the exhibition of the cultural heritage of Mindoro’s ethnic communities.

indak

Date Range: Apr 28 to May 5
Location: San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main Attraction: exhibition of the cultural heritage of Mindoro’s ethnic communities

96. Pandawan Festival

The Pandawan Festival is a fish producing festival in the last month of April in the province of Nueva Ecija. This is also the month considered as the best and biggest production of fresh water fish in Asia.
The Pandawan Festival is taken from the word “pandaw” which means sure harvest of freshwater fish and or fishing in the lake. The freshwater fish are harvest at the Pantabangan, the Northern portion of Nueva Ecija near the foot of Mt. Mabilog and down ranges of Mt. Dalimanok found between the Serra Madre and the mountain range of Caraballo.
The opening of the event is a typical street dancing parade, but the highlight of the Pandawan Festival is the street dancing competition and the competition of the biggest freshwater fish.

pandawan

Date Range: Apr 28
Location: Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija
Commemoration and Main Attraction: commemorates the thanksgiving of bountiful harvest

97. Tinapahan Festival

Tinapahan Festival a 3-day celebrations that will showcase a trade fair of agro-industrial products, lectures on livestock raising and food processing as well as food demo competition

tinapahan

Date Range: Apr 29 to May 1
Location: Lemery, Batangas
Commemoration and Main Attraction: food demo competition

98. Dinaklisan Festival

Dinaklisan Festival a fluvial parade followed by various entertainments. The coastal barangays grill fish early in the morning and proceeds it along the beach for all to partake.

dinaklisan

Date Range: Apr 29 to May 1
Location: Currimao, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main Attraction: fluvial parade

99. Mungo Festival

Mungo Festival the event provides the mood and reason to celebrate. It features activities like band contest, street dancing and sports activities from altered barangays and a cook fest emphasizing the ‘Mungo’.

mungo

Date Range: Apr 30 to May 2
Location: San Mateo, Isabela
Commemoration and Main Attraction: cook fest highlighting the ‘Mungo

100. Kalipayan Festival

Kalipayan in the native dialect of the people of San Agustin means “festivity” or “merry making”. It is being held every last Saturday of April to promote and highlight the traditional and eco tourism sites of the municipality.

Date Range: Apr 30
Location: San Agustin, Romblon
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlight the cultural and eco tourism sites of the municipality.

101. Panagsangal Festival

The festival represents the spirit of unity as what the name connotes in the Ilokano dialect. The festival is highlighted with street dancing competition, trade fair exhibits, and beauty contest.

pangsangal

Date Range:  Apr 25 to May 1
Location: Baggao, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main Attraction: highlighted with street dancing competition

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