February Festivals In The Philippines

February Festivals in the Philippines –Philippines have a colorful festivals r fiestas, that rage across the country throughout the year. Cheerful town fiestas are remind of the Spanish era, mixing in elements of Catholicism with festivities, feasts and indigenous drama.

The following are February festivals in the Philippines

1. Pista Sintura

February Festivals in the Philippines
Pista Sintura is a celebration that features the rich Maguindanaon artistry and culture.
Some activities for this events are performing theater, Lectures and workshops on visual arts and culinary.

Date Range: February
Location: Cotabato City
Commemoration and Main attractions: features the rich Maguindanaon artistry and culture

 

2. Kaamulan Festival

Kaamulan Festival

“Kaamulan” is from the Binukid word “amul” which means “to gather”. It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribe’s people.
It can mean a wedding ceremony, datuship ritual, a peace pact, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, or all of these put together.
Showcasing the unique indigenous culture of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan is held yearly in the province, mainly in Malaybalay City, the provincial capital, from the second half of February to March 10, which later date marks the anniversary of the creation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917.

Date Range: February (2nd week) to Mar 10
Location: Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Commemoration and Main attractions: gathering of Bukidnon's ethic tribes

 

3. Pahimis Festival

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 Pahimis Festival
PAHIMIS, a coffee festival of thanksgiving in Amadeo, Cavite, is the first ever of its kind in the Philippines. PAHIMIS is the Amadeo word for thanksgiving.
The coffee fest has slowly become a tradition that is awaited by coffee lovers from all over the country.
In the olden times, as a sign of thanksgiving the coffee farmer gave away his last can of crops, believing that by doing so, luck and abundance will come on the next harvest season.
In keeping with this tradition, Pahimis is now a coffee festival named after this cultural practice. The highlights of the three-day affair are the coffee exhibits and performances, farm tours, as well as coffee tasting and giveaways to ensure good luck and street dancing to express the people's joy of thanksgiving.
Part of the festival is the Pahimis Coffee Trade Expo & Amadeo Garden Show.

Date Range: February (2nd week)
Location: Amadeo, Cavite
Commemoration and Main attractions: coffee

 

3. Paraw Regatta Festival

Paraw Regatta Festival
The Paraw regatta is a race among seafarers on colorful sailboats called Paraws. It is held every 3rd week of February at Tatoy’s Manokan, Sto. Nino Sur, Villa, Iloilo City.
They managed to maintain the original design of 1212 A.D Sailboats where the first settlers of Borneo search for a peaceful home. Surviving the centuries, the paraws have become a dynamic part of the Filipino seafaring life.
The first race started in 1973 with the mission to preserve the history of the paraws.
The event has grown from being a boat race to a festival with various interesting activities.

Date Range: February (3rd Sunday)
Location: Iloilo City
Commemoration and Main attractions: features racing events between local outrigger

 

4. Kalilangan Festival

Kalilangan Festival

Kalilangan festival is a weeklong celebration. It is the anniversary celebration that commemorates the landing of General Paulino Santos the city's founder, along with the first settlers from Luzon, at the shores of Sarangani Bay.
The highlights of the festival are kadsagayan.
Kadsayagan is a street dance competition, the showdown start at the historical lion’s Beach to the Oval Plaza. , Performers, representing each of the city's barangays, outwit each other’s in this cultural competition, showcasing performances to the delight of the crowd.
All contingents portrayed the arrival of 64 Christian settlers and 17 employees of National Land Settlement Administration which led by General Paulino Santos on February 27, 1939 of.
Lending a colorful backdrop to this dramatization was the energetic display through reengineered dance steps and costumes of welcoming Bilaans and Maguindanaons

Date Range: February (4th week)
Location: General Santos City
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorates the landing of General Paulino Santos the city's founder

 

5. Hot Air Balloon (Clark Festival)

Hot Air Balloon (Clark Festival)
The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival is a gathering of aviators from all over the Planet. Happening in early February at Clark Freeport, Pampanga.
More than just a spectator event, the fiesta’s longtime objective is to introduce discipline in participating young pilots so they can develop into safe aviators, as well as to impart a spirit cooperation and volunteerism to the whole community.
The fiesta is an opportunity to share and exchange cultures and traditions with international pilots. Visitors get a taste of Filipino hospitality and fiesta spirit. Their lovely experience becomes the best advertising for Philippine tourism. We also encourage the visiting pilots to be providers to chosen beneficiaries of the foundation.
We create aviation awareness with our guests and educate people about flying machines. We inspire the young to work from the heart and do things with passion. We also do our best to bring back the Philippine aviation industry’s high stature in the international community.

Date Range: Early February
Location: Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga
Commemoration and Main attractions: annual tournament of balloonist

 

6. Chinese New Year

 Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) as it’s been called since the 20th century remains the most important economic and social holiday in China.
Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the holiday was a time to honor the household and heavenly gods as well as ancestors.
Traditional Chinese New Year continues to celebrate in China but in a shorter version with a new name–the Spring Festival.
Date Range: Early February
Location: Nationwide
Commemoration and Main: the holiday was a time to honor household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors

 

7. Festival of Hearts
Festival of Hearts is a new, and hopefully would become an annual festivity of Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.
The City Tourism Council of Tanjay proposed the Festival of Hearts was conceptualized n celebration of Valentine’s Day.
From the beginning of the month of February till the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, the festivity is all about romance and love.
This Festival highlights the nightly harana, the traditional form of courtship where young gentlemen serenades the apple of their eyes.
The festivity would also include a Mass Wedding and Renewal of Vows, Baile ng Bayan and a beauty pageant.


Date Range: February (month long)
Location: Tanjay City
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration of Valentine’s Day

 

8. The Philippine International Arts Festival(PIAF)

The Philippine International Arts Festival(PIAF)
Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) is celebration launched by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in honor of Philippine National Arts Month (NAM) in February 2009. Taking place in the entire three major island groups of the Philippines — Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — it involves local and international artists and arts and culture organizations.

Date Range: February (whole month)
Location: nationwide
Commemoration and Main attractions: ) in honor of Philippine National Arts Month (NAM)

 

9. Sumilang Festival (Our Lady of Candelaria Feast)

Sumilang Festival (Our Lady of Candelaria Feast)
Recognized as an agriculture event. The occasion is participated in by dancers who come from agricultural sector.

Date Range: Feb 1 to Feb 2
Location: Silang, Cavite
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrate their agriculture

 

10. Bicol Arts Festival

Bicol Arts Festival
A month-long festival showcasing the region’s culture and art, crafts and agro-industrial products coming from the six provinces and three cities of Bicol.
It coincides with the celebration of the National Arts Month.
Several activities are lined up which include Festival parade, Essay Writing and Poster Making Contest, Laro ng Lahi, Fashion Show, etc.

Date Range: Feb 1 to Feb 28
Location: Legazpi City
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcasing the region’s culture and art, crafts and agro-industrial products

 

11. Salakayan Festival

Salakayan Festival
Salakayan, from the Hiligaynon word “Salakay” or “to attack” is an annual commemoration interpreted through contested dance-drama performances depicting the historic battle that took place in this town where Miagaowanons successfully defended their place from the rampant attacks of Muslim pirates sometime in May 7, 1754.
Coastal settlements in the islands of Panay became the objects of frequent Moro raids.
Many towns in the north and south of Iloilo became easy targets and Miagao was one of the towns not spared from these raids that resulted to the burning of the original structure of St. Thomas of Villanova church situated at that time in Sitio Ubos.
The iconic Higantes parade is a popular tradition during the festival is a tradition started in 1999 and continues to this day and was enriched over time.
People come to see several giants with its main feature of papier maché heads and bodies covered in yards of colorful textiles.
The Higantes are crowd-drawers during the tribal dance competition.

Date Range: Miag-ao, Iloilo
Location: Feb 1 to Feb 6
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration of Miagaowanons’ freedom

 

12. Lavandero Festival
Lavandero Festival is held yearly in the city of Mandaluyong every February as part of the week-long celebration of the Mandaluyong Day Celebration.
This unique and beguiling festival is held to commemorate the City’s valued tradition of washing clothes by the sides of the once clear and clean waters of Pasig River. The festival has male participants.
One of the activities is the merry-making it is street-dancing parade in honor of the respectable laundrymen and laundrywomen of Mandaluyong, and other activities.


Date Range: Feb 1 to Feb 6
Location: Mandaluyong City
Commemoration and Main attractions: to commemorate the City’s valued tradition of washing clothes by the sides of Pasig River

 

13. Pamulinawen Festival

Pamulinawen Festival
The Pamulinawen Festival is held every first week of the February.
The festival corresponds with the Feast Day of the City patron, Saint William the Hermit.
It has developed into a more spectacular festival featuring the culture and heritage of the city through a variety of civic-military parade, social-civic activities, a parade of floats, and its centerpiece, the Street Dancing Competition. It includes the Calesa Festival, Miss Laoag Pamulinawen Festival Beauty Pageant and Dulang Food Festival.
The name of the festival, Pamulinawen, came from the name of a woman made popular in the classic Ilocano son. The festival aims to promote sportsmanship and camaraderie.

Date Range: Feb 2 to Feb 10
Location: Laoag City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Feast of William the Hermit

 

14. Dagkot Festival

Dagkot Festival
The Dagkot Festival is a religious festival in honor of Nuestra Señora Candelaria (Patron of Cabadbaran). Dagkot is derived from the local word that means “lighting a candle”. The Dagkot festival is held in Cabadbaran City every 2nd of February.

Thie highlight of this event is a street dance competition visited by people from different parts of the province. The Dagkot Festival serves as an opening to various events in celebration of the feast of the town.
Date Range: Feb 2
Location: Cabadbaran City
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of Nuestra Señora Candelaria

 

15. The International Bamboo Organ Festival

The International Bamboo Organ Festival
Bamboo Organ Festival is a unique festival that stands out from many that are held in Philippines, because it structures an organ made from bamboo.
The festival brings together music lovers from all over the world to appreciate an amusing music performance show steered by organists who skillfully play the only bamboo organ international. If this does not sound like an exciting plan, then nothing probably will excite the music lover navigating Asia’s beautiful landscapes.

Date Range: Feb 3 to Feb 11
Location: Las Piñas City
Commemoration and Main attractions: 10-day series of cultural events

 

16. Guling-Guling Festival

Guling-Guling Festival
Guling-Guling Festival is a traditional occasion that happens yearly in the month of February in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The word “guling” from Ilocano, means to mark or smear. It is celebrated as the last day of merry-making for the townspeople before the Lenten season.
It was introduced by the Spanish friars in the 16th century during the olden days of the Spanish rule. It was celebrated by the religious sector as a way of communication with their members.
The mayor in town would mark in the person’s forehead a cross sign that signifies the purity. The mark in their forehead will clean all of their past sins. The cross is a white color made up of white and wet rice flour.
This ancient tradition is celebrated for almost 400 years.

Date Range: Feb 5
Location: Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: Dance Parade

 

17. Kali-Kalihan Harvest Festival

Kali-Kalihan Harvest Festival
This is celebration is a harvest festival which the locals look forward to every year. They give thanks for the bountiful harvest that they reaped during the previous year. They also celebrate a traditional Filipino martial art which is known as arnis or escrima. The word “Kali” actually means arnis or escrima. Thus, the name of the festival means the art of practicing arnis or escrima. This martial art has been around since the seventh century and has been passed on from one generation to the other. You can witness this martial art during the festivities through a street dancing performance prepared by the locals. The performers show how this martial art works. These performers also wear costumes which are not only eye-catching but also very artistic.

Date Range: Feb 6
Location: Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration is a harvest festival

 

18. Fiesta Tsinoy

Fiesta Tsinoy
Chinese New Year Celebration featuring activities like Dragon / Lion Dance, Chinese Cultural Program and others.

Date Range: Feb 6
Location: Legazpi City
Commemoration and Main attractions: featuring Lion Dance and Chinese cultural program

 

19. Utanon Festival

Utanon Festival
Utanon Festival is a festival of music and dance featuring their high value crops and vegetables as a main form of trade, its contribution to the local economy, its role in cultural diversity and its significance as an industry represent the Dalaguetnons as a people. The festival shall focus on the concept of the people’s cultural performs of religious worship as thanksgiving for an abundant harvest. This festival will held every February during the Annual celebration of their Patron Saint, San Guillermo de Aquitania.

Date Range: Feb 6
Location: Dalaguete, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: A celebration of good harvest through dance and music

 

20. Kalesa Festival

Kalesa Festival
Every year, for one day in September, the unpopular and rarely-used kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) turn out to be the king of the road.
One of the most widely-used modes to ferry people and produce in the 18th century, the kalesa is now more usually used carrying tourists around historical attractions in Intramuros and Chinatown in Binondo. Outside of Manila, they can be seen crossing the cobblestoned streets of Vigan in Ilocos Sur and a few other rural towns.
The kalesa however is vanishing. As the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) seeing the need to preserve this centuries-old symbol of tradition and influence, they created the Kalesa Festival in 2004 in recognition of its humble yet significant involvement to Philippine history and culture, and identity.
Date Range: Feb 7
Location: Laoag City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Kalesa

 

21. Pagoda sa Daan & Pandangguhan Festival

Pagoda sa Daan & Pandangguhan Festival

Celebration of the Pateros town fiesta. The highlights of this festival is the procession of image of St.Martha around the town wherein participants are dancing the Pandangguhan.
Date Range: Feb 8
Location: Pateros
Commemoration and Main attractions: traditional procession of the image of St. Martha

 

22. Bulang-Bulang Festival

Bulang-Bulang Festival
Bulang-Bulang Festival is celebrated every February 2-9. The festival gives recognition to the game fowl industry which is one of the main sources of livelihood of the town. Bulang-bulang is a character dance presentation which portrays the character and life of the fighting cock.
Date Range: Feb 9
Location: San Enrique, Negros Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: character dance presentation

 

23. Patunob Festival

Patunob Festival
A religious activity that devotees flocked to the shrine of Birhen sa Lourdes to light candles to renew their vows .

Date Range: Feb 10 to Feb 11
Location: Binuangan, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: religious activity

 

24. Taytay Hamaka Festival

Taytay Hamaka Festival
It’s Taytay Rizal’s week long celebration of thanksgiving.
The festival tends to show the talents of Rizalenos in relations of wood works (hamba) sewing machine (makina), garments designs (kasuotan).
It’s a yearly event that celebrated every February 9-15.
The festival aims to promote the town’s tourism and to maintain the quality of their products mainly in garment and woodcrafts.
Date Range: Feb 9 to Feb 15
Location: Taytay, Rizal
Commemoration and Main attractions: 7-day event showcasing artistry and craftsmanship

 

25. Bod-bod Kabog Festival

Bod-bod Kabog Festival
This Budbod Kabog is one of the specialty products that can only be taste in Catmon Cebu.
This celebration is honor to their patron Saint, San Guillermo de Aquitania
The Budbod Kabog Festival is a festival showcasing the whole process of producing the delicious specialty.
Date Range: Feb 10
Location: Catmon, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of their patron saint, San Guillermo de Aquitania

 

26. Pabalhas sa Tablas

Pabalhas sa Tablas
The concept of this celebration is originated from the actual history of Candoni, when a group of settlers decided to find a land they can call their own.

Date Range: Feb 11
Location: Candoni, Negros Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: originated from the actual history of Candoni

 

27. Tinagba Festival

Tinagba Festival
Tinagba Festival is a yearly celebration in Iriga City, Camarines Sur during the month of February. It is a harvest-offering event that also celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The festival originally started from the rituals of the first Bicolanos who offered their harvest to their gods as a way of thanksgiving and requesting for a more plentiful harvest.
This festival in Bicol is all about offering the first harvest of crops and fruits. One of the events is a long procession of floats that pulled by carabaos.
There is a parade in carabao-drawn carts or motored floats full with the best of the province's products. It’s very colorful and made more amazing with marching bands producing energetic sounds. The procession ends at the foot of the Emerald Grotto located at the top of Calvary Hill.
The highlight of the festival is the competition of street dancing.

Date Range: Feb 11
Location: Iriga City
Commemoration and Main attractions: harvest festival, Our Lady of Lourdes

 

28. Tiburin Horse Race
One of the highlights of the Sta. Clara Feast Day, about 100 horses have been trained to participate in this exciting and thrilling horse race

Date Range: Feb 12
Location: Pasay City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Horse Race

 

29. Pamaypay ng Caloocan Festival

29. Pamaypay ng Caloocan Festival
Caloocan, the city located northeast of the City of Manila celebrates Pamaypay festival every February. The date could be different each year, depending on the city's council decision through an ordinance. This event is one of the highlights during the City's Foundation Day. Along with other events, it is being performed at the city's big roads. The use of pamaypay is being exhibited through techno-modern folk street dancing, which is a widely-known competition in the city.

Date Range: Feb 12
Location: Caloocan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Pamaypay

 

30. Sambalilo Hat Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
In the old town proper of what is now the bustling city of Parañaque south of the city of Manila, there occurs a unique celebration among its townspeople which celebrates the lively and beautiful hats worn by them. These exquisite hats are called “sambalilo”, where it is made of indigenous and natural material and are known to be durable. And this celebration is immortalized in the Sambalilo Hat Festival, celebrated every February 13th every year and is now integrated in the festivities of the Araw ng Palanyag (Parañaque Day), the citywide celebration of the foundation of the city of Parañaque.

Date Range: Feb 13 to Feb 19
Location: Parañaque City
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration among its townspeople which celebrates the lively and beautiful hats worn by them

 

31. Local Media Familiarization Festival
A one-day excursion to media design to update on the new adventure of Cagayan de oro.


Date Range: Feb 13 to Feb 19
Location: Cagayan de Oro City
Commemoration and Main attractions: excursion to media

 

32. Pasayaw Festival
A combined word of “Pasalamat Pinaagi sa Sayaw” (a thanksgiving through dance). This Pasayaw expresses the joys and delights in praise and thanksgiving to the Almighty God through the intercession of St. Joseph. This street dancing is joined in by 12 contingents from the 12 barangays.


Date Range: Feb 14 to Feb 17
Location: Padre Burgos, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: intercession of St. Joseph

 

33. Suman Festival (Aurora Foundation Day)

February Festivals in the Philippines
Rice is the most staple food in our country. Rice can be served in different varieties like suman, fried rice, congee and sushi type.
Suman Festival is an annually event that held in Baler, Aurora every February 19. This festival consists of street parades which features street dancing( who show their creativity in using suman as part of their props) trade displays where you can purchase different types of suman ( different sizes, texture, and exceptional flavors) trade fairs ( where you could see items proudly made there) and the search for Ms. Aurora. Suman is a sticky rice cake wrapped in banana leaves or palm leaves

Date Range: Feb 14 to Feb 19
Location: Baler, Aurora
Commemoration and Main attractions: native Delicacy like suman

 

34. Ollalion (Ullalim) Festival (Kalinga Foundation Day)

February Festival in the Philippines
Kalinga province way of celebrating their anniversary as a distinct province featuring Kalinga`s songs, music, chants and arts, cultural shows, agri-tourism exhibits and trade fairs & crafts.

Date Range:
Location: Tabuk City
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrates the Kalinga culture

 

35. Timpuyog Festival

February Festival in the Philippines
An Ilocano Word which jeans “gathering and working together towards one accord for the common good, timpuyog festival is celebration that showcases the different cultural presentations

Date Range: Feb 14
Location: Kiamba, Sarangani
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcases the different cultural presentations.

 

36. Menajak Festival

February Festival in the Philippines
The town of Calamba in Misamis Occidental not only celebrates the Sinulog every January but also the Menajak Festival every February 14. Coinciding with the town’s founding anniversary, it is by no means connected to the town’s founding however. Menajak is a Subanen word which means love. The festival is so called as such for the simple reason that February 14 is also valentine’s day.We all celebrate heart's day on the said date, hence the coming up of such subanen name. Wanting to preserve the cultural heritage of the first inhabitants of the town, they used the Subanen word “Menajak” to label for their distinct festival. The festival is marked with street dancing competition, merry making parade all over the town. Don't miss this yearly celebration if you are within this area. You will surely love the ethnic dances and rituals held during this event.

Date Range: Feb 14
Location: Calamba, Misamis Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrate heart's day

 

37. Sorteo Grand Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
CARMONA Sorteo Festival is a one-of-a-kind fiesta that is celebrated every three years. A unique tradition that has paved the way for reinventing the heritage and culture of our town.
What started as a simple lottery to generate economic opportunity to farmers during the Spanish era, on Feb. 20, 1857 to be exact, is now a unique festivity for the townsfolk of Carmona, Cavite.
Originally known as Subasta delas Tierras Communales del Pueblo de Carmona.
The fun-filled event starts out with residents' family names being picked out of a giant “tambiolo”.
Raffle winners may also opt for cash or hold direct auction for interested lessors if not interested to tilt the land of their heritage.

Date Range: Feb 16 to Feb 22 (every three years)
Location: Carmona, Cavite
Commemoration and Main attractions: lottery

 

38. Tawo–Tawo Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
The tawo-tawo festival breathes life to the elements of the ricefield: the scarecrow or tawo-tawo, and the farmer and his wife, the maya bird and tilling the land. In thanksgiving, these are woven together to form a greater portrait of the rich culture and history of Bayawan city, which is 102 kilometers from Dumaguete city, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Date Range: Feb 17
Location: Bayawan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: the scarecrow

 

39. Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
The first of its kind in Asia, Malasimbo Festival boasts of an entire experience unlike any other. The festival showcases jazz, soul and world music, with the recent addition of electronic and hip-hop music for its second week, that features artists from all around the globe. While working towards the protection and sustainability of the environment the Malasimbo blends the traditional and contemporary arts and culture.
The festival is held outdoors at the foot of Mount Malasimbo overlooking Puerto Galera Bay, in a grass-terraced amphitheater.

Date Range: Feb 18 to Feb 19
Location: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main attractions: The festival showcases jazz, soul and world music

 

40. Laguimanok Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Padre Burgos was formerly known as Laguimanoc due to the shape of the coastline which resembles the bill of a chicken or “manok”.
Laguimanoc is a festival celebrated on February 17 every year. This feast reflects to the history of the municipality.
“”Laguimanoc”” was the former name of the municipality before it was renamed to Padre Burgos.
A parade of floats, beauty pageant, street dancing, yak race and the longest chicken roasting competition culminates the festival.

Date Range: Feb 17
Location: Padre Burgos
Commemoration and Main attractions: feast reflects the history of the municipality

 

41. Kap'yaan Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Founding Anniversary of the creation of the municipality; agri-trade fair and civic military parade.

Date Range: Feb 19
Location: Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: Founding Anniversary

 

42. Sinacbang Festival
Dedicated in honor of the patron saints of the town and of its different barangays, as a gesture of thanksgiving for the abundant blessings they have received from the Almighty


Date Range: Feb 19
Location: Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the patron saints

 

43. Babaylan Festival (Babaylanes)

February Festivals in the Philippines
Babaylan Festival is an annual celebration held every February 19 in the City of Bago, Negros Occidental during their Charter Anniversary. It is a representation of the rituals performed by the Babaylans or high priestesses, like rituals of baptism, marriage, healing, and harvest.
The festival displays an exotic character of the Babaylans who were very similar in the Visayan provinces before the Spanish colonizers came. The Babaylan Festival is the most colorful and enduring up to now. Dancing, drumming and singing to please the spirits are the standard way of celebration, and the people are dress up in intricate and beautiful costumes.

Date Range: Feb 19
Location: Bago City
Commemoration and Main attractions: highlights the culture of the first settlers

 

44. Dapil Festival(Bangued Town Fiesta)

February Festivals in the Philippines

Dapil Festival is a festival about sugarcane. Sugarcane is Abra's main agricultural products that manufacture the wine called “basi”, vinegar, molasses called “muscovado” and candies.
Dapil is came from the word “ Dadapilan”, an equipment used in extacting the sugar cane juice.
This festival other activities are basketball tournaments, beauty contests, parades and cultural shows.

Date Range: Feb 20 to Feb 25
Location: Bangued, Abra
Commemoration and Main attractions: feature trade fair for sugarcane products

 

45. Balsahan Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
The Balsahan Festival coincides with the foundation day of the Municipality of Sibunag every February 20.
This Municipality is one of the two youngest municipalities of the island-province of Guimaras. Established in 1995, it was named after its primary river, the town's main geographical feature that makes its way through most of the barangays.

The river is the setting of many mesmerizing folktales and legends.
Legend says that a son of a deity and a mortal was stolen when he was only a baby. And he was named Sibunag, and was raised and cared for by a fairy. His amazing journey and romance stories have been one with the waters.
The Balsahan Festival is the town’s way of immortalizing the mystical river. The “Balsa” specify to the bamboo water raft. The people of Sibunag and all over Guimaras celebrate the festival with fun activities such as a motorized banca race, balsa racing and a paraw regatta.

Date Range: Feb 20
Location: Sibunag, Guimaras
Commemoration and Main attractions: foundation day of the Municipality of Sibunag

 

46. Asinan Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Salt festival or also known as Asinan festival is celebrated every February 20 each year at San Lorenzo, Guimaras. This festival shows us how they appreciate, cherish and use salt in their daily lives especially the food they make like tuyo and other fish products. In this particular event you would be also amaze that part of their costumes and props is salt. This is a yearly dance contest which also consist of different age groups, schools and baranggays.
Date Range: Feb 20
Location: San Lorenzo, Guimaras
Commemoration and Main attractions: Salt

 

47. Sampaguita Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Grand parade of colorful floats participated by both government and private sector. The highlight of this festivity is the Coronation Night of the “Hiyas ng San Pedro”. The festival aims to promote tourism in San Pedro and restore the sampaguita industry in San Pedro, Laguna.

Date Range: Feb 21 to Feb 22 (2nd week)
Location: San Pedro City, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: Coronation Night of the “Hiyas ng San Pedro”

 

48. Wow Araw ng Caraga
A celebration of the creation of Caraga as an administrative Region. Among the activities are the Kalagan Festival Garden Show, Street dancing competition, Trade Fair, Food and Services Skills contest and exhibitions, Tourism and Regional Line Agencies exhibit,CRTCFI General Assembly and the Songwriting and Singing Contest.


Date Range: Feb 22 to Feb 26
Location: CARAGA (regionwide)
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration of the creation of Caraga

 

49. Panagtitimpuyog
Founding anniversary celebration through the affirmation of their commitment for unity and solidarity in the town of Nagtipunan. The highlight of this festivals are parades, beauty pageant and sports competitions.
Date Range: Feb 23 to Feb 25
Location: Nagtipunan, Quirino
Commemoration and Main attractions: Founding anniversary celebration

 

50. Mahaguyog Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
The Mahaguyog Festival which is celebrated every February, is derived from the word that best describe the town’s prime products such as mais (corn), halaman (plant), gulay (vegetables), and niyog (coconut).
The festivity celebrate the bountiful of the place which is situated along the slopes of Mt. Makiling and the Mt. Malarayat mountain ranges.
The festival also highlights Sto. Tomas famous son, General Miguel Malvar, the gallant leader of the Filipino revolutionary as a successful farmer, his passion and love for agriculture in his hometown, before and after his stint in the revolutionary.

Date Range: Feb 24 to Mar 7
Location: Santo Tomas, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrates the abundance of mais, halaman, gulay and niyog, and highlights General Miguel Malvar

 

51. Caragan Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Mabalacat, Pampanga – Caragan festival is annually held every third week of February, it usually starts from the 25th to 27th. The said celebration is a tribute to Caragan, the town’s first Aeta chieftain, who was married to Laureana Tolentino and a Mabalaquena. The heart of the celebration is to remember and give importance to the contributions and life of Aetas in Mabalacat as its early settlers.
The event highlights cultural presentation and float parades, treet dance and competitions. It also honors the rich cultural heritage of Mabalaquenos by displaying the Aeta’s traditional dance that symbolize their struggles and triumphs as the town’s early inhabitants; and the rest of central Luzon.

Date Range: Feb 25 to Feb 26
Location: Mabalacat, Pampanga
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration that tribute to Caragan

 

52. Panagbenga Festival (Baguio Flower Festival)

February Festivals in the Philippines
Panagbenga is an annual flower festival celebrated every February which takes place in Baguio City, Philippines. The word “Panagbenga” comes from a Kankanaey term meaning “season of blooming”. This festival reflects the traditions, history and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras. It lasts over a month long and flourishes through community spirit involvement.

Date Range: Feb 26 (4th week)
Location: Baguio City
Commemoration and Main attractions: flower festival

 

53. Hil-o Hil-o Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Every February 26th to 28th, the people of Maayon, Capiz in Panay Island celebrate the Hil-o Hil-o Festival, which also serves as its town and patronal fiesta. More than that, it celebrates the Maayon version of the much-revered Bayanihan spirit; that is, to be of utmost help whenever it is needed by a fellowman and to be able to extend such without reservations. This time-honored tradition amongst them is also their concept of paying it forward so as to achieve the people’s common goal. The festival itself is characterized by a street dancing festival and parade within the town proper that celebrates the Maayon way of life.

Date Range: Feb 26 to Feb 28
Location: Ma-ayon, Capiz
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrates the Maayon version of the much-revered Bayanihan spirit

 

54. Dia de Zamboanga

February Festivals in the Philippines
Dia de Zamboanga is part and parcel of Philippines’ festival culture, bringing together different tribes and a wealthy traditional heritage that tourists love.
The first thing that strikes you about this festival is that it is arranged for both Christians and Muslims, and attracts the very same people, cutting through the religious divide. This is critical for union in the country, largely because Philippines has a Catholic majority and a Muslim minority not the same to other Asian countries where the reverse is true.

Date Range: Feb 26
Location: Zamboanga City, or Zamboanga Sibugay
Commemoration and Main attractions: bringing together different tribes and a rich traditional heritage that tourists love

 

55. Itik-Itik Festival
This festival is a week-long party celebrated every last week of February in Brgy. Kalawaan, Pasig City. It features the “Itik” or native duck. The occasion is highlighted with colorful props, exciting activities, and very fancy food with Itik as the main ingredient.

It's also a way of the people to get closer to their patron. The festival showcase the Philippine culture and tradition coinciding with the Feast of the barangay’s patron, Saint Martha. Itik-Itik Festival is a Thanksgiving celebration to their patron saint for hearing their prayers.

Other activities is the streetdancing which they dance the famous Itik-Itik dance. The performers' choreography includes a movements that imitate ducks and other birds.


Date Range: Feb 27 (last Sunday)
Location: Pasig City
Commemoration and Main attractions: native duck (itik)

 

56. Nangkaan Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines
Nangkaan Festival is located in Maigo, Lanao del Norte. It is celebrated every 27th of February. The Langka's abundance in the municipality of Maigo features through street dancing competition and aqua/agro fair highlighted with fashion show using langka as the main attraction and evening search for Ms. Maigo.

Date Range: Feb 27
Location: Maigo, Lanao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: fashion show using langka as the main attraction

 

57. Maniambus Festival

February Festivals in the Philippines

The term “maniambus” is a Visayan word which means to strike fish with a club. The people had to strike the fish since the coastal waters in
the area were filled with so much live fish. Thus, they could easily catch fish by clubbing them. You can enjoy the festivities by
witnessing the wonderful performances on the streets of the town. You can watch talented performers dance and show what the culture and the tradition of
the place is really like. Their costumes are not just colorful but are reflective of their culture and tradition. They celebrate this festival every year
so that the next generation would also value the fishing industry that has helped their people survive. It also opens the eyes of the people when it comes
to valuing the coastal waters in the area.

Date Range: Feb 27
Location: Negros Occidental (provincewide)
Commemoration and Main attractions: witnessing the wonderful performances on the streets of the town

 

58. Sambayan Festival

A celebration of rites called samba/paned. This describe two kinds of rituals, one held on the hills (or mountains) and the other one is held along the seacoast perform to ask for rain, to thank the ancestral spirit for good harvest.


Date Range: Feb 28 to Mar 31
Location: Tobias Fornier, Antique
Commemoration and Main attractions: Rituals on hills and along the seacost

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