August Festivals In The Philippines

August Festivals In The Philippines – The fiesta is a component and bundle of Philippine culture. Each town and barrio has no less than one local festivity, often on the feast of their patron saint, to ensure that there's always a festival happening anywhere in the country. However the major and the majority sophisticated festival of all is Christmas time, a holiday celebrated with the showcase and demonstrate the fun-loving Filipino.

The following are August festivals in the Philippines

1. Raja Baguinda Festival

The festival is celebrated to the essential contribution of Rajah Baguinda in history. He led the spread of the adoptation of Sulu Sultanate government and Islam religion. It starts on the second week of August in Jolo, Sulu. Knowing that they have the same faith, the natives accepted Rajah in the island and his arrival is not welcomed by the natives but he fought back. Participants are in the city throughout with the colorful costumes and the performance of different cultural shows is done to give honor to the arrival of Rajah.

 

Raja Baguinda Festival
Date range: 2nd week of August
Location: Jolo, Sulu
Commemoration and Main attractions: arrival of Raja Baguinda who is credited of spreading the Islam faith to the Sultanate of Sulu

2. Aurora Festival

The festival features evening novenas participated in by more than 40 clans, which culminate in a nocturnal fluvial procession at the Tanjay River.

 

Aurora Festival

 

Date range: last Sunday of August
Location: Tanjay, Negros Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: features evening novenas which culminate in a nocturnal fluvial procession at the Tanjay River

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3. Guiling–Guiling Festival

Guiling-Guiling festival came from the name of the place Guiling-Guiling the name given by the Spaniards in the year 1583. When they misunderstood the answer of woman who grinding rice used by the grindstone. This festival featured Cook fest with rice flour as the prime ingredient, gilingan competition, presentation of cultural night and the much-awaited street dancing which is well-participated by Siniloan’s 20 barangays.

 

Guiling–Guiling Festival

 

Date range: every last week of August
Location: Siniloan, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: highlights of this one-day festival are Cookfest with rice flour as the prime ingredient, Gilingan competition using “batong gilingan”

4. Celebration of Buwan ng Wika

August Festivals In The Philippines – Former Philippine President Manuel L. Roxas is commemorated by celebrating “Linggo ng Wika“ or Buwan ng Wika“. Former President Fidel Ramos signed the Proclamation 1041 of 1997 that deliberated him as the Father of the National Language. This commemoration was extended from a week into a month-long celebration in the month of August. The Commission on the Filipino Language and the Department of Education (DepEd) has prepared many different activities to enhance the learning and understanding of Filipino.

 

Buwan ng Wika

 

Date range: 2nd week of August
Location: nationwide
Commemoration and Main attractions: a time to observe and remind the public of the importance of the Filipino language.

5. Durian Festival

Durian Festival annually held to show abundant production of fresh durian in the area. The festival features the durian product like durian candy and durian power. This also features culinary contest use durian as the main ingredient and make Filipino delicacies, bread, drinks. This also includes eating contest and talent show. There will be motorcades that are artistically created to give a more spark in the area. The durians that will be sold during this period of time will cost less to promote the unique taste of it.

 

Durian Festival

 

Date range: 2nd week of August
Location: Tagum City, Davao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: features culinary contests that uses durian as the main ingredient and make Filipino delicacies, breads, drinks, etc.

6. Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for your ease; He does not desire  hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.

 

Ramadan

 

 

Date range: 2nd week of August
Location: nationwide
Commemoration and Main attractions: to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief

7. Sal-lupongan Festival

Sal-lupongan Festival is a festival which means sharing each and every person and the solidarity that they share. The community takes part in this event to give thanks to God for the plentiful harvest he has showered to them and for more harvest to come in the future. They also celebrate the unity and the gathering of a community which is ethnically diverse. This 10-day affair has many events and some of the most memorable ones are the indak-indak sa kadalanan, the display of fireworks during the night and the drumline competition. You may witness the drum linre competition during the parade with the competitors wearing unique and colorful outfits.

 

Sal-lupongan Festival

 

Date range: August 1 to August 10
Location: New Bataan, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: a festival which name means sharing between and among each and every person and the solidarity that they share.

8. City of Valencia Festival

The month-long festivity is a thanksgiving and celebration of the bountiful golden harvest of Valencia City.The program started with an Electric Lantern Parade which was participated by the 31 barangays and local establishments. Each electric lantern entry was showcased during the parade. Every lantern was well-crafted, highlighting each barangay’s creativity and artistry.

 

City of Valencia Festival
Date range: 1 Aug to 28 Aug
Location: Valencia, Bukidnon
Commemoration and Main attractions: Electric Lantern Parade

9. Cabibi Festival

Lal-lo town in northern Cagayan Valley celebrates Cabibi festival is a fitting climax to the weeklong celebration of the town’s fiesta. It is also in honor of the limited shell found in Cagayan River only that passes through his town. The beat of the bugle corps is said to resemble the sound of the current that flows along the might river. They say, in Lal-lo, this annual event is a tribute to the link between this town’s pagan past and its Christian present.

 

Cabibi Festival

 

Date range: 1st week of August
Location: Lal-lo, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the unique shell found only in the Cagayan River that passes

10. Padagyaw Festival

Pagdayaw festival held every year, mirrors the spirit of unity and cooperation of its people. One of the few is the street dancing and pista ng bayan. These are the tangible example of group effort. From one fermented idea of planners, action men, and executions, they have interpreted their ideas and concepts into mass action of well-rehearsed and well-executed play, dancers, and beautiful rendition of songs and dances. An amusement to the eyes of the heart.

 

Padagyaw Festival

 

Date range: August 1 to August 5
Location: Dumarao, Capiz
Commemoration and Main attractions: mirrors the spirit of unity and cooperation of its people

11. Pangapog Festival

Pangapog festival in the Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte is famous for being the resorts capital in the South. It has beautiful, pure beaches and amusing marine resources that attract tourists all year-round. Aside from its tourism industry, the city is also delighted of its cultural heritage which is shown through this festival. Pangapog festival features Indak-Indak sa Dalan, local and military parade, cultural presentation, indigenous sports and arts contest. It features the traditions and cultures of ethnic group of Samal. The main highlight of the festival is the ritual performance of Samals to recognize the spirits of their dynasties who they believed protect their crops and give them rich harvest. A splendid feast follows after the ritual.

 

Pangapog Festival

 

Date range: August 1 to August 7
Location: Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving festival for a bountiful harvest highlighting the culture of the Samal

12. Almasiga Festival

A celebration of the productivity of history, culture and arts is the Almasiga festival. It is a thanksgiving of the success of natural resources within the municipality. It is a festival that reconnects and bonds the cultural minorities and local citizens. It visualizes heightening of environmental awareness and concerns among locals through nonstop preservation and protection of the town’s vulnerable and threatened bio-diversities.

 

Almasiga Festival

Date range: 1 Aug
Location: Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving of the prosperity of natural resources

13. Udyakan sa Kabankalan/Charter Anniversary

Udyakan sa Kabankalan/Charter Anniversary is a weeklong celebration by an agro-industrial fair showcasing the indigenous products of the farmers and the cooperatives.
The different barangays at the city plaza constructed creative booths to display the products.

 

 

Udyakan sa Kabankalan

Date range: 2nd day of August
Location: Kabankalan City, Negros Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: an agro-industrial fair showcasing the indigenous products of the farmers and the cooperatives

14. Adlaw Hong Butuan

Adlaw Hong Butuan is a festival celebrated annually as an honor Butuan’s administrative status as a city. It is to honor all the people that made the government of Butuan possible such as officials, leaders, and citizens who significantly put efforts and help for the welfare of the city. It serves as a yearly demonstration of the rich culture and traditions through fairs, motorcades, a parade of brightly colored floats and street dancers as the main features of the festival. This festival is celebrated in Butuan City on August 2. The event also aims to show to all the tourists and natives the way of life, customs and trade of the people living in the city.

 

Adlaw Hong Butuan

 

Date range: 2nd day of August
Location: Butuan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: honor Butuan’s administrative status as a city

15. Palagsing Festival

Palagsing Festival of Butuan City during August 2 of the year highlights one of the most delicious delicacies in the country. It is made of unaw starch which comes from Sago palm trees mixed with young coco meat and brown sugar. The mixtures are wrapped with banana leaves and boiled for 30 minutes. The finished products are sweet, sticky suman or palagsing. The popularity of palagsing spreads and becomes a growing source of livelihood for residents. The city government initiated an effort to it during Adlaw Hong Butuan (Charter Day of Butuan). On that day, residents participate in best-tasting and longest palagsing contest. What makes spectators more excited during the event is the chance to eat tasty palagsing after the contest where all food entries are given away for free.

 

Palagsing Festival

 

Date range: 2nd day of August
Location: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: highlights one of the most delicious delicacies in the country- the palagsing of Banza.

16. Santa Clara Festival

Santa Clara Festival it celebrated to honor its Patron Saint, St. Claire of Assisi. this festival features some activities are lined up including job fair, concert, cultural show, fair works display, firework display, beauty pageant, battle of the bands and the highlight was the Sta. Clara devotional dance.

 

Santa Clara Festival

 

Date range: August 4 to August 13
Location: Tigaon, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of Patron Saint, St. Claire of Assisi

17. Palu-Palo Festival

Palu-Palo Festival is an annual celebration in Basco, Batanes, which showcase the livelihood and culture. This festival features a variability of ethnic groups of different municipalities of Batanes that representing their cultural and respective heritage.  This town festival celebrated every first week of August. Where in people get to see the rich lands of Batanes. They can learn more about its history and taste of their delicacies.

 

Palu-Palo Festival

 

Date range: 1st week of August
Location: Basco, Batanes
Commemoration and Main attractions: cultural presentation showing the life of the Ivatans

18. Marang Festival

Marang Festival is a celebration of abundant of fruit in Las Nieves that symbolizes the rich harvest in the province of Agusan del Norte.

 

Marang Festival

 

Date range: 5th day of August
Location: Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: harvest festival of the fruit Marang

19. Feast of Our Lady of Snows

The Feast of Our Lady of Snows is a feast day in the General Roman Calendar, optionally celebrated annually on 5 August with the rank of honoring. In former versions of the Universal Roman Calendar, down to that of 1960, it is called the Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary of the Snows a reference to the legendary story about the foundation of the basilica. Our Lady of Snow was also popularly. The reference to the legend was removed in the 1969 revision of the General Roman Calendar.

Feast of Our Lady of Snows

Date range: 1st week of August
Location: Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary of the Snows

 

20. Pagpasidungog Festival

Proud of its people who are making significant contributions to different sectors of the society here and abroad, the Local Government Unit of Panitan in Capiz Province created a unique celebration that is centered on them. They called it Pagpasidungog Festival which is celebrated every August 6-10 of the year. The word pagpasidungog means “to honor”. And this is what the festival is all about – honoring successful men and women who are worthy to be emulated by younger generations.The festival is An outstanding moment for everyone as Municipal Government continues to recognize residents of the town who brought spirit to its vision of people empowerment, culture preservation, tourism and socio-economic growth. Hand in hand, the local government and the Panitenos work to bring fame, success and honor to their hometown.

 

 

Pagpasidungog Festival

 

Date range: From August 6 to 10
Location: Panitan, Capiz
Commemoration and Main attractions: honoring successful men and women who are worthy to be emulated by younger generations.

 

 

21. Mercedes Fishtival (Mercedes Kadagatan Festival)

Mercedes in Camarines Norte is a place blessed with rich marine resources, providing the very natural occasion for celebrating and thanking the heavens for such natural gift, and calling such event as Fishtival or Kadagatan Fesitval. The celebration has become a month-long festivities in August that revolve around the marine creatures and this gives the inspiration for people to design and don such costumes with their mascots and street dancers, and participants in various competitions. In addition to these traditional activities, sports enthusiasts have been attracted to enjoy water sports and adventure such as game fishing, Paraw Regatta.

 

 

Mercedes Kadagatan Festival

 

Date range: August 6 to 11
Location: Mercedes, Camarines Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving festival by local fishermen

22. Nalupon Festival

Nalupon festival is a week-long long celebration which will feature quite a number of activities has always been very hectic for the good Luponians as the beginningof Lupon’s Founding Annivrsary. One of the highlights of this celebration is the Agri-Trade Fair which showcases the locality’s bests.

 

Nalupon Festival

 

 

Date range: 1st week of August
Location: Lupon, Davao Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration is the Agri-Trade Fair

23. Fruit Festival

The Fruit Festival in Cotabato is created distinctively and become one of the famous festivity in our country. It highlighted the richness and diversity of fruits.Abundant people participated in this festivity, in various activities like street dancing competition, giant fruit competition in paper mache, fruit float parade, and fruit arrangement. Kidapawan takes its fruit rising industry to the streets literally as the city celebrates its annual fruit festival. There are cultural shows, a pack of exhibits, street dancing competition, a parade of local fruit products and selected discourses on fruit preparation. Tourists mostly enjoy the glamorous fruit of the Kidapawan offers.

 

Fruit Festival

 

Date range: 2nd week of August
Location: Kidapawan, South Cotabato
Commemoration and Main attractions: highlighted the abundance and variety of fruits

24. Bonga Festival

The municipality of Sibonga which is one of the biggest suppliers of fruits in Cebu celebrates yearly the Bonga Festival. Bonga is a Cebuano term for the local nut of the Betel or Arica palm which is abundant in the land together with many varieties of fruit-bearing trees. According to history, Spaniards asked the natives the name of the place which was covered with these palm trees. Thinking that they were asking about the trees they answered “bonga” and the Spaniard said “Si, bonga”. The festival is held every 9th of August to celebrate good harvests and express thanks to the town’s two patron saints, Sta. Filomena and Nuestra Senora del Pilar. The highlights of Bonga Festival are the ritual cum showdown contest and street dancing competition where participants wear colorful costumes which are made of indigenous materials and using fruits as production props.

 

Bonga Festival

 

Date range: 1st week of August
Location: Sibonga, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: a form of prayer to the town’s patron saints for progress and a bountiful harvest

25. Maliputo Festival

Maliputo is a kind of fish which is also known as Caramax Ignobilis, locally found in San Nicolas. It is one of the main contributors in the growing industry of the said place. As a gesture of gratitude for bounty harvest. San Nicolas celebrates the prestigious festival. People showcase the Maliputo fish in an event like cooking and even a parade of colorful and joyful street dancing. So come and witness the rich, fabulous and tasty Maliputo Festival in San Nicolas, Batangas.

 

Maliputo Festival

 

Date range: 1st week of August
Location: San Nicolas, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: parade of colorful and joyful street dancing

26. Ajonay Festival

Ajonay Festival will promoteMaasin's unique culture and heritage. Local organizations and the city government are devising to launch the city's newest and largest festival.  Since it became a city Maasinhons have dreamed of having its own grand festival which would compete the festival celebrations of Cebu and Bohol cities. Thus during a tourism workshop taken at the Supercha 2 Restaurant last April 12 and 13 the participants constantly agreed to name the planned affair as the AJONAY FESTIVAL and to hold it during the month of August. To greater Maasinhons the word “Ajonay” means a call for partnership by the community to realize community goals. This call for “Ajonay” represents the Bayanihan spirit where every associate of the community helps each other. Ajonay is also practiced and used during funerals, weddings and in times when persons in a state are in need of assistance. The “Ajonay Festival” which will be partly patronized by the city government will become a private undertaking in the near future.

 

Ajonay Festival

 

Date range: August 10
Location: Maasin City
Commemoration and Main attractions: mardi gras-like festival depicting local culture

27. Cordova Dinagat Festival

Cordova Dinagat Festival is celebrated in honor of Cordova’s outstanding livelihood which is fishing. It showcases the distinct cultural inheritance through accurate traditional rituals and dances. The activities of the festival include the Sayaw sa Dalan, Pasundayag, a street dancing contest, a dance drama showdown, and the Cordova Dinagat Festival Queen. A total of 14 representatives from different elementary and high schools in the municipality will challenge for the top prize in the different games during the festival such as the street dancing, dance drama and the Festival Queen. The festival is also in celebration of the patron saint of the municipality, Sr. San Roque.

 

Cordova Dinagat Festival

 

Date of Range: 10 Aug to 16 Aug
Location: Cordova, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: fishing Rituals

28. Kaahaan Festival (Araw ng Kinoguitan)

Display of various agri- products of the municipality Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental.

 

Araw ng Kinoguitan

 

Date of Range: 11 Aug
Location: Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: agri-products

29. Santones Festival

Filipinos have sharp minds and really creative. We even invent things that some people  might think is impossible to accomplish, like a motorcycle that doesn't need gas to run or work,  and a washing machine that doesn't need electricity to function. But that's not all, sometimes we even combine words to form another word just like the Santones estival. Santones derived from two of the most delicious fruit, santol and lansones. Santol is famous for its sweet, sour and bitter taste while lansones is sweet, small, and delicious. The Santones festival is held at barangay Calumpang, Liliw Laguna every August 12 – August 16 each year. This event is celebrated as thanksgiving for the abundance of santol and lansones in the area. This festival dwell of different activities, which you will enjoy like trade events , street parade.

 

Santones Festival

 

Date of Range: 12 Aug to 16 Aug
Location: Liliw, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: a thanksgiving for abundance of santol

30. Arandurugan Festival

Arandurugan festival means “tarabangan or pagtutulungan” is the celebration of the cooperation, unity, association, partnership and the cordial co-action of the people in the municipality. This is also the feast celebration of Our Lady of the Assumption. It was certainly a double celebration for the Guinobatenos. This is a way to give thanks for the plentiful lands and for the continuous blessings being showered to the people of Guinobatan.

 

 

Arandurugan Festival

 

Date of Range: 12 Aug to 17 Aug
Location: Guinobatan, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving for the bountiful lands and for the continuous blessings

31. Pangasinan Bamboo Festival

A festival advertising San Carlos City as major of bamboo based on products/furniture and best producer of “carabao” mangoes and other mango variety in the country.

 

Pangasinan Bamboo Festival

 

Date of Range: 12 Aug
Location: Calasiao and Santa Barbara, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main attractions: festival showcasing bamboo products

32.  Kalubihan Festival

The Coconut is the tree of life, and to determine coconut industry as one of the major agricultural products, the town of Jordan in Guimaras chose to celebrate it withKalubihan Festival held every 3rd week of the year. The festival also supports the National Coconut Week Celebration in celebrating the efforts of stakeholders and farmers who continue to make coconut industry thriving in our country. The event also aims to revive awareness on the importance of coconut and its by-products. The festival features a parade of artistically-decorated caritas called “Karituhan”, food festival where coconut is used for various delectable cuisines, cultural show, games and sports events, beauty pageant and street dancing competition. The term “kalubihan” means plenty coconuts in an area.

 

 

Kalubihan Festival

 

Date of Range: 14 Aug to 20 Aug
Location: Jordan, Guimaras
Commemoration and Main attractions:

33. Kalibongan Festival (Horse Fight & Blood Compact)

Kalibogan festival in Kidapawan City celebrated annually every August 14. Kalibogan is a Manobo word which means “Grand Festival.” Kalibogan is a Manobo word which means “Grand Festival.” The Manobos who are one of the dozens of primitive tribes in the Philippines especially, in Mindanao goes to Kidapawan to insolently display tradition and cultural tradition. The awaited event that stands out in the festival is the traditional horse fighting which is the favorite of bot the native and special guests who enjoyed the afternoon’s gambling and entertainment. The Manobos still continues the tradition even though in many countries it is forbidden.  The native displays their own traditional horse fight, blood compact, and the peace ceremony.

 

Kalibongan Festival

 

Date of Range: 14 Aug, or 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Location: Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Commemoration and Main attractions: gathering of Mindanao ethnolinguistic groups

 

34. Pasaka Festival

“Pasaka” means and an invitation to progress, health, and luck for the inhabitants for the coming year. The Pasaka festival is a street spectacle held on Assumption day.

 

Pasaka Festival

 

Date of Range: 14 August
Location: Tanuan, Leyte
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of Our Lady of Assumption

  1. Coron Festival

Coron Festival celebrated in the town f Tiwi, Albay from August 15-17. Coron is a local word which means potteries or clay-plot. Back in the early 17th century, sticky clay was found at a hilly area near the sea which the early settlers used to decorate different products. Since then, pottery has become the town’s major source of income. The event is allocated by a street dancing presentation. Primary and Secondary schools participate in the drum and majorette tournament to add color to the festival. The inhabitants pay tribute to the patron saints which are St. Lawrence the Martyr and Our Lady of Salvation. One of the event's objective is to advocate tourism. It is also a time to promote socio-cultural awareness among the people of Tiwi.

Coron Festival

 

Date of Range: 15 Aug to 17 Aug
Location: Tiwi, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of St. Lawrence the Martyr and Our Lady of Salvation.

36. Kaumahan Festival

The Kaumahan Festival is a celebration of the rich agricultural produce of the municipality of Barili in Cebu, where the farmers who till the rich soil and harvest it with food for the table gather on July 26th to offer their thanks for an abundant harvest. This also showcases Barili as a top agricultural destination of the province and a food basket where people could buy high-quality agricultural produce at not so much cost. Tourists also gather around town not just to partake of the festivities, but also to harness the vacation spots that the town has to offer, among others its beaches and diving destinations.

 

Kaumahan Festival

 

Date of Range: 15 Aug to 31 Aug
Location: Opol, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions:thanksgiving for an abundant harvest

37. Sirong Festival

Sirong Festival started with the people of Cantilan in Surigao del Sur to commemorate their successful fight against Moro intruders. It is held every August 15 of theyear with a Mardi Gras parade which features the Sirong ethnic dance depending the rivalry between Christians and Muslims. It also shows the Christianization of Mamanwas and Manobos, the early pioneers of Catilan. .Sirong Festival is well-participated by different barangays and neighboring towns and usually observed in the portal of the old church of Immaculate Conception. One old tale that made early Christians strong adherent was the appearance of a woman who drove away the Moros from the town. Many attempts to capture the natives failed due to her intervention. The natives believed that she was an angel of God sent to protect them from enemies.

Sirong Festival

Date of Range: 15 Aug
Location: Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorate their successful fight against Moro invaders.

38. Sumayajaw Festival

Sumayajaw Festival celebrated by the town of Jabonga in Agusan del Norte every August 14. The festival corresponds with the commemoration of the town fiesta in honor of their patron saint, the Blessed Virgin Mother. This festival is the Jabongan's way of expressing their gratitude to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the prosperousness they receive. The amusement's main highlight is the yearly street dancing competition whose main theme represents the history of the Christians and Muslim's encounter with regards to the Christianization of Cantillanons.

 

Sumayajaw Festival
Sumayajaw is not the only event celebrated by this town which borders Lake Mainit. Every 3rd week of September, the city is  buzz with the freehold of the Baoto Festival, which also attracts visitors from all over the region and other nearby places. Moreover, the town itself is quite beautiful with all its eco-friendly places which make it worth all the venture of visiting it.

Date of Range: 15 Aug
Location: Jabonga, Agusan del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions:thanksgiving to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the abundance they receive.

39. Lubi-Lubi (Coconut) Festival

Calubian, a municipality in Leyte held a festival called Lubi-lubi (Coconut festival) wherein residents dance and portray the relevance of coconut trees to them. The main feature is the annual Lubi-lubi dance presentation by the locals where they highlight how and why coconut trees are admired by the citizens of the municipality.People of Calubian pay service to the tree of life during their fiesta in the mid-August. The festival demonstrates the many uses of the coconut parts as costumes, props, and many more. The town now signifies the coconut industry in Eastern Visayas, the country’s third largest coconut producing province.

39. Lubi-Lubi (Coconut) Festival

Date of Range: 15 Aug
Location: Calubian, Leyte
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of Our Lady of Fatima and Saint Roque

 

 

40. Kumbira

Kumbira is a skillful and student culinary show and live competition held in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao. It is the biggest culinary event in Mindanao, lasting for three days.

 Kumbira

Date of Range: 17 Aug to 19 Aug or 12 Aug to 14 Aug
Location: Cagayan de Oro City
Commemoration and Main attractions: culinary food show and competition

41. Buyogan Festival

The coastal town of Abuyog on the island of Leyte celebrates its Buyogan festival held every August 19 or August 29 of the year. The locally known “buyog” or bees are the main feature of this feast and where the town's name originated from. The best part of the event is the Buyogan parade of glowinglycoloredd bee dancers performing a choreographed bee dance in a bee like manner. More Other participants join in the parade with tribal henna designs on their faces and bodies describing the ethnic story of the town. .The festival coincides with the town saint’s feasts day – St. Francis Xavier.

 Buyogan Festival

Date of Range: 19 August or 29 August
Location: Abuyog, Leyte
Commemoration and Main attractions: bees or buyog

42. Coco Sabutan Festival

Coco Sabutan FestivalCelebrated every year in honor of the Patron Saint of Baler, San Luis Obispo, and in commemoration of the birth of a great leader of President Manuel Luis Quezon. The long week celebration features Coco-Sabutan Festival, Search for Little Ms Baler, street dancing and Binibining Baler, Historical Quiz Bee and merry-making activities.

Coco Sabutan Festival

Date of Range: 19 Aug
Location: Baler, Aurora
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the Patron Saint of Baler, San Luis Obispo

43. Kadayawan sa Dabaw

Kadayawan sa Dabaw a celebration of a good harvest, this festival is a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for  a bountiful harvest. This festival was celebrated on every 3rd Week of August. A celebration of plenty harvest of orchids and fruits during the season. Kadayawan is derived from the prehistoric word “madayaw,” a friendly and warm greeting used to clarify a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good, or profitable, “Kadayawan” in Mandaya means anything that carries fortune, a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the bounties of harvest , the wealth of culture and serenity of living. Ethnic tribes around Mt. Apo usually gathered during the harvest-time when they had a plentiful harvest to give thanks to their gods particularly the all-powerful Bathala.
Kadayawan sa Dabaw
According to legend, the occasion is noticeable by singing, dancing, and happiness, as well as offerings to their divine protectors. It was celebrated in the month of August with fruits and floats of fresh flowers, and indak-indak sa kadalanan or street dancing in colorful costumes. The variety of tribes parade the streets with their jewelry and tribal costumes. The Davao city comes alive every year in the month of August when it holds the yearly harvest festival. The streets are decorated with local fruit and vegetables while people hold street dances .The harbor is the location for native and power boat races. Everybody battles for seats to watch the Horse Fighting wherein stallions battle each other over the rights to mate with a mare. The crowd was sometimes tracked by the horses if they get too close. On last day the street is full of costume dancers dancing to the local beat & decorated floats with gorgeous Mindanao girls as eye candy. The festival is not complete without the Miss Kadayawan beauty contest. There is also, a tribal animal show similar to the bullfight in Spain and a horse fight.

Date of Range: 20 Aug to 24 Aug, (3rd week)
Location: Davao City
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving festival and a tribute to its indigenous peoples

44. Bankaton Festival

The bankaton festival in the town of lavezares, northern Samar it was the most famous beach events in the Philippines, which is called. Held every August 19 each year. Bankaton came from the root word bangka or boat( which the local fishermen use since fishing is one of the sources of living in this town) this festival is. also celebrated as a sign of thanksgiving in honor of the towns patron saint Nueva Señora De Salvacion.

 Bankaton Festival

Date of Range: 20 Aug
Location: Lavezares, Northern Samar
Commemoration and Main attractions: annual boat racing contest celebrating the feast of Nuestra Senora de Salvacion

45. Sabutan Festival

Sabutan Festival in San Luis, Aurora Province, where sabutan palm tree grows abundantly. It is used as an indigenous material of the handcraft products such as hats, dresses, hats, and mats. The supply of sabutan was rich and the innate creativity of residents of San Luis make these products as a livelihood industry. The local officials of San Luis decided to further to promote Sabutan products with the annual celebration of Sabutan Festival. It is held from August 21-25 of the year. The festival, domestic tourists and visiting foreign love the wide array of indigenous products. There also cultural show, exhibits, and dance competition.

 

Sabutan Festival

Date of Range: 21 Aug to 25 Aug
Location: San Luis, Aurora
Commemoration and Main attractions:  to promote Sabutan products through the annual celebration of Sabutan Festival

 46. Manaragat Festival

Manaragat festival in honors St. Bartholomew as the miraculous Saint who maintained the abundance of Maqueda Bay as the main fishing ground of the province of Samar. Manaragat is a dialect for local fishermen. It is interpreted by colors, dances and the sound of drums echoes through the deep culture of the fishing industry that stayed long in the history of Catbaloganons.

 Manaragat Festival

Date of Range: 23 Aug
Location: Catbalogan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: honors St. Bartholomew as the miraculous Saint

47. Pasa-pasa Ikaw Festival

Pasa-pasa Ikaw Festival the town’s rich cultural heritage forever reminding its people of the significant contribution of the province Camarines Sur the socio-economic development .

Pasa-pasa Ikaw Festival

 

Date of Range: 25 Aug to 30 Aug
Location: Pasacao, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions:   town’s rich cultural heritage

48. Tsinelas Festival

Tsinelas Festival in Gapan City holds its annual festival, with street dancing, and parade of the floats was decorated with gigantic 7 ft. slippers the famous slippers bazaar. The festival is aimed as the North Slippers Capital.

 

Tsinelas Festival

Date of Range: 25 Aug
Location: Gapan, Nueva Ecija
Commemoration and Main attractions: Giant Tsinelas

49. Kagayhaan Festival

Kagayhaan Festival is celebrated on the 28th of August during the feast of the city’s patron St. Augustine a local Mardi gras event in Cagayan de Oro. It showcases cultural and many events like Food Congress, Street Dancing, Fluvial Parade and etc.

 Kagayhaan Festival

Date of Range: 26 Aug to 28 Aug
Location: Cagayan de Oro City
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of patron St. Augustine

50. Daragang Magayon Festival

Daragang Magayon Festival it celebrated to honor the province’s bounty and prettiness, an annual celebration derived from the legend of the Mayon. The most remarkable thing about this festival is that it blends the culture, religion as well as rich inheritance of the locals in Albay, Philippines. Those who have long been fascinated by the culture of the Filipinos, there is no better way to submerge oneself in the lifestyle locals.

Daragang Magayon Festival

 

Date of Range: 26 Aug to 8 Sep
Location: Daraga, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions:to honor the province’s bounty and beauty

51. Higa-onon Dance Festival

Higaonon Dance Festival is a street parade and dance showdown depicting the indigenous tradition of the Higaonons, an indigenous tribe in Mindanao.

Higa-onon Dance Festival

 

Date of Range: 26 Aug
Location: Cagayan de Oro City
Commemoration and Main attractions: depicting the indigenous tradition of the Higaonons
52. Madyaw, Hugyaw Samal Festival

Madyaw, Hugyaw Samal Festival of thanksgiving for the blessings and bountiful harvest.

Madyaw, Hugyaw Samal Festival

Date of Range: 27 Aug to 28 Aug (every last weekend)
Location: Davao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving for the blessings and bountiful harvest.

53. Jinawa Festival

A local rendition of the classic Christian-moro conflict interpreted through songs and dances.

Jinawa

Date of Range: 27 Aug to 28 Aug
Location: Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: rendition of the classic Christian-moro conflict

54. Bahandi Festival

Alcantara is the smallest town of Cebu which commends their town fiesta every August 27 of the year to honor their Señor San Agustine with an uplifting festival to showcase the treasures of the land. Bahandi Festival is influenced by the rich resources or abundance of the environment which is called “bahandi” in the local dialect. The town is blessed with productive lands which yield lavish harvest. The seas have a bountiful supply of marine resources.

Bahandi Festival represents the residents’ faithful devotion to God through the help of their patron saint. They make efforts to deliberate their thanksgiving with dance performances throughout the street dance parade. They take pride of their history, culture, traditions and instinctive values. Bahandi Festival is indeed a celebration of people’s abundant, peaceful and great life.

Bahandi Festival

Date of Range: 27 Aug
Location: Alcantara, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: to honor their patron saint Senor San Agustine

55. Cagayan de Oro Golden Float Festival

Cagayan de Oro Golden Float Festival is a float parade and competition highlighting the historical and cultural interpreted into colorful and rare floats. The event is associated with government organizations, civic organizations and various academic institutions in the city.

Cagayan de Oro Golden Float Festival

Date of Range: 27 Aug
Location: Cagayan de Oro
Commemoration and Main attractions: float parade and competition highlighting the historical and cultural interpreted

 

 

56. Native “Manok” Festival

One of the main feature of Brgy. Mabunao’s araw, this festival is in thanksgiving of the bounty given as the Native Manok is one of the major products of Mabunao.

Native Manok Festival

Date of Range: 27 Aug
Location: Panabo City
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving of the bounty given as the Native Manok

57. Lambagohan Festival

An alluvial parade and a river festival with fully decorated outrigger boats complete with live band musician & ethnic dancers usually participated by different barangays  of the city; this is also held to honor St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of the City.

Lambagohan Festival

 

Date of Range: 28 Aug
Location: Cagayan de Oro
Commemoration and Main attractions: to honor St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of the City

58. Paladong Festival

A festival of arts and rituals. The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” organized by a “landongan”, a person who has the power and ability to fix a medium to call the spirits and relay the wishes to the clients through an offering.

Paladong Festival

Date of Range: 28 Aug
Location: Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: festivity of arts and rituals

59. Kalumunan Festival

A reuniting of relatives and friends during town fiesta of San Agustin celebrated through street dancing.

 

Kalumunan Festival

 

Date of Range: 28 Aug
Location: San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: fiesta of San Agustin

60. Kagay-an Festival

Cagayan de Oro’s local respond to mardigras celebrated during the annual feast of the city’s patron saint, Saint Augustine held Kagay-an festival every August 28 of the year. The event is colored by participation of dependents in decorated with costumes, choreographed movements, the lively sounds, and gimmickry to bring out the chosen theme or social message. Further attractions are the inclusion of huge floats in parade and school drum & bugle corps.

 Kagay-an Festival

Date of Range: 28 Aug
Location: Cagayan de Oro City
Commemoration and Main attractions: annual feast of the city’s patron saint, Saint Augustine

61. Kariyawan Festival

A gratitude for the municipality’s rich agricultural harvest and abundant mineral resources. It features street dances representing its wealth of cultural heritage and trade fairs.

 

kariyawan festival

Date of Range: Aug 28 to 4 Sep
Location: Monkayo, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions:

62. Tilaw sa Pagkaong Nan Surigaonon Food Festival

Tilaw sa Pagkaong Nan Surigaonon Food Festival is a celebration of Surigao City’s diverse bounty of seafood and unique Surigao flavor and food culture . An annual event created to provide the opportunity for caterers or food handlers and individuals to showcase their culinary talents as they create their own apprehensions of a uniquely Surigaonon dish.

 

Tilaw sa Pagkaong Nan Surigaonon Food Festival

 

Date of Range: 29 Aug to 31 AugLocation: Surigao City
Commemoration and Main attractions:the diverse bounty of seafood and unique Surigao flavor and food culture.

63. Nagsabado Festival

The people Pasig recall the heroism and patriotism of 2,000 Pasiguenos and Katipuneros who attacked the Spanish garrison with their fearful weapons of bolos, amputate and few firearms on a historic Saturday of August 29, 1896. It was led by Katipunan creator Andres Bonifacio and General de Brigada Valentin Cruz. They won and became one of the biggest victories during the revolution. It became known as Nagsabado  Pasig because the uprising happened on Saturday.To commemorate this relevant event in Philippine history, Pasiguenos named celebrate Nagsabado Festival every 29th of August. The festival features reenactment of the revolutionary contrary against the Spaniards. It is an empowering and inspiring festival that aims to look around public interest on how Pasiguenos stood to fight against injustice and persecution during the revolution.

Nagsabado Festival

Date of Range: 29 Aug
Location: Pasig City
Commemoration and Main attractions: features reenactment of the revolutionary attack against the Spaniards

64. Siloy Festival

The festival promotes the Mag-abo forest with its famous Black or Siloy, the town's scenic white sand beaches, and dive spots and in honor of the town's patroness Saint
Rose of Lima.

Siloy Festival

Date of Range: 30 Aug
Location: Alcoy, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the town's patroness Saint Rose of Lima.

65. Karomata Festival

Karomata Festival a highlight of the town's 65th Foundation Days Anniversary celebrated every August 30th-September 1st, in the town of Tinidad, province of Bohol. The parade is a celebration of the people's effort to bring the goods and harvest from the farm to market.

 Karomata Festival

Date of Range: 30 Aug to 1 Sep
Location: Trinidad, Bohol
Commemoration and Main attractions: a celebration of the people's effort to bring the goods and harvest from the farm to market.

66. Feast of our lady of the assumption

The Feast of our Lady of the Assumption of the Glorified Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily presumption into Heaven before her body could begin to decay—a forecast of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it symbolizes the Blessed Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.

Feast of our lady of the assumption

Date of Range: August 15
Location: 15 Aug
Commemoration and Main attractions: Boac, Marinduque

67. Bayombong Town Fiesta

The four-day festival features an exemplary fiesta with the fireworks display, parade, peoples night, street dancing and a beauty pageant tournament. August 8 is also the feast day of St. Dominic, the town’s patron saint.

Bayombong Town Fiesta

Date of Range: 5 Aug to 9 Aug
Location: Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: feast day of St. Dominic, the town’s patron saint

68. Araw ng Pinaglabanan

San Juan is where the first attempt of the Katipuneros to fight for freedom happened, which inspired more Filipinos to endeavor towards the success of independence. This event called Araw ng Pinaglabanan which commemorated of this historical event is being revered at the Pinaglabanan Shrine through a Eucharistic Festivity, Flag-raising Ceremony, Flower Offering at the various heroes’ masterpiece in town, and the revival of the Battle of San Juan Del Monte.

Araw ng Pinaglabanan

Date of Range: 30 Aug
Location: San Juan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Re-enactment of the Battle of San Juan Del Monte

69. Pilgrimage to Joroan

Tiwi is known to be blessed with hot springs in Bicolandia. It is also the home of the miraculous Our Lady of Salvacion, the Heavenly Patroness of Albay. Many devotees
of the Holy Mother pay their homage during the 3rd Saturday of August every year. They walk from St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Barangay Tigbi to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Salvacion or Joroan church in Tiwi. The church is a century-old structure located on top of the hill and became a pilgrimage site since 1982 when the healing miracles of Holy Mother begun to spread in the country. Since then, thousands of pilgrims visit the place especially on this date which has become a special day of adoration and pilgrimage.

Our Lady of Salvation

 

Date of Range: 20 Aug
Location: Tiwi, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: the miraculous Our Lady of Salvacion, the Heavenly Patroness of Albay

70. Araw ng Tayabas

Araw ng Tayabas was titled as the day commemorating the heroism of Tayabasins. The event calls for unity, strengthens social bonding and inspires Tayabasins to renew its guarantee to service. Araw ng Tayabas pays tribute to the historical event when the Spaniards delivered to the revolutionaries of Tayabas.

Araw ng Tayabas

Date of Range: 13 Aug
Location: Tayabas, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: heroism of Tayabasins

71. Anniversary of Cry of Pugadlawin

Anniversary of Cry of Pugadlawin is another classical event celebrated yearly with a flag-raising and a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a civic parade and a program.

Anniversary of Cry of Pugadlawin

Date of Range: 23 Aug
Location: Quezon City
Commemoration and Main attractions: a flag-raising and a wreath-laying ceremony

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